Jeep is recalling some 32,125 US-market 2021-24 Wrangler 4xes due to fire risk, though only around 1% have the flaw. The company advises that owners do not recharge them, but that they do park them away from structures and other vehicles, until the software is updated.
The software update will include an automated check of the battery pack; if a certain error code appears, the battery pack will be replaced at company cost. Jeep believes around 1% of vehicles have the defect. This recall, manufacturer code B9A, has not yet been published by the NTSA, so further details are not yet available. In addition, call centers are experiencing trouble; customer inquiries should wait until after November 27.
This will be only the second recall for the 2021 Wrangler PHEV; the other was a missing odometer reading, back in December 2021.
There have been no known crashes or injuries. Eight fires have been recorded.