Chrysler is recalling 42,887 model year 2018-2021 Jeep Wranglers and model year 2020-2021 Gladiators with manual transmissions.
The clutch pressure plate may overheat and fracture, increasing the risk of a fire.
Additionally, damage to other nearby components can result in debris falling onto the road or a loss of drive, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add software to reduce engine torque capability free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2021.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is Y01.