DETROIT — Stellantis is speaking to the owners of nearly 220,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs around the world to park them outdoors and away from other vehicles because electric lift doors can catch on fire even when the engine is off.
The company says it hasn’t developed a fix yet. Owners will receive a notification letter starting June 30. Stellantis said the issue was discovered during a periodic review of customer data.
It is unclear how many small SUVs caught fire. Stellantis said in documents posted Tuesday by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it has 50 customer support records, 23 warranty claims and 21 field reports due to the issue. this topic. The company said it was not aware of any injuries.
The power lift doors can stop working before the SUV catches on fire.
Stellantis recalled many of the same vehicles in 2015 to fix a similar problem.
Vehicle owners can access NHTSA.gov/recalls or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to view their vehicle is being withdrawn or not.