2014-'15 Jeep Cherokee Recalled for Potential Fire Risk | Edmunds

2014-'15 Jeep Cherokee Recalled for Potential Fire Risk

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan Fiat-Chrysler is recalling an estimated 99,436 2014-'15 Jeep Cherokee SUVs with power liftgates in the U.S. for a potential fire risk, the company said on Wednesday.

"Power liftgate control modules in certain SUVs may be inadvertently exposed to water," the company said in a statement. "This may cause a short-circuit, creating a fire hazard."

Fiat-Chrysler said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

It told owners of 2014-'15 Cherokees equipped with power liftgates to monitor them and keep them dry.

It began an investigation after learning of a reported vehicle fire. 

This is part of a larger global recall of 164,003 vehicles.

Jeep dealers will install shields that protect the power liftgate control modules. A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if there is an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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