A manufacturing defect could cause the diesel engine air intake to start a fire.
Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled 1,431 of its cars 2018-2021 Jeep Grand Cherokeeciting a manufacturing defect with the turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel SUV’s exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler that could start a fire.
It accounts for more than 10 percent of the 12,808 Grand Cherokees sold in Australia during that period.
That recall notificationfiled with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing defect, the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can crack over time.
“In this case, preheated, vaporized coolant collects in the engine’s air intake. This could cause a burn, which could potentially result in a vehicle fire.
“A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or property damage.
A complete list of vehicle identification numbers for the 1431 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
Jeep Australia is advising owners of affected vehicles to contact their nearest Jeep dealership to have their vehicle checked and serviced free of charge.
To have your vehicle checked, find your nearest Jeep dealership by clicking on it here.