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2015 Jeep Cherokee Recalled for Fire Risk

2015 Jeep Cherokee Recalled for Fire Risk

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Fiat-Chrysler US is recalling 75,364 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because of a fire risk, the automaker said on Tuesday.

“The company discovered air-conditioning lines on some vehicles may have been installed in close proximity to their engines’ exhaust manifolds,” Fiat-Chrysler said in a statement. “Under certain operating conditions, this may pose a fire risk.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received two customer complaints involving smoke and fire. Fiat-Chrysler then launched an investigation into the complaints.

Fiat-Chrysler said it is not aware of any injuries or accidents linked to the recall.

Jeep dealers will inspect and replace the air-conditioning lines, if necessary. A date has not been set 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 website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners who notice air-conditioning loss or any other concern, such as a dashboard warning light, should contact their Jeep dealers now. Others should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment.

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