Chrysler is recalling 200,000 certain model year 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with a power liftgate. The company says an electrical short in the power liftgate module may lead to a vehicle fire with the ignition on or off.
The short in the power liftgate module can cause a fire while the vehicle is being driven or parked.
“An urgent safety recall has been issued for this vehicle due to the risk of a fire,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement. “Use our VIN lookup tool to see if your vehicle is part of this recall. If your vehicle is part of this recall, the manufacturer has recommended that you follow their instructions on how and where to park this vehicle.”
Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 30, 2023.
Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is 49A. This recall supersedes recalls 15V-393 and 15V-826. Vehicles repaired under the prior recalls will still need to have the new remedy performed.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.