Stellantis is recalling over 13,700 2022- 2023 MY Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid vehicles that may have been built with incorrect fasteners securing the 200 amp fuse in the high voltage (“HV”) battery pack assembly.
The suspect period began on January 13, 2022, when incorrect fasteners securing the 200 amp fuse were introduced into vehicle production, and ended on May 18, 2022, when the incorrect fasteners were no longer used.
The suspect population was determined using vehicle and supplier manufacturing records. Similar vehicles not included in this recall were built before or after the suspect period, were built with correct fasteners securing the 200 amp fuse, or were not PHEVs.
An incorrect fastener can cause high resistance in the 200-amp fuse interface, which will generate heat. Excessive heat in the fuse interface may cause the fuse to fail resulting in a loss of motive power, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
To fix the issue, dealers will inspect and replace the battery fuse for free; they will also inspect the assembly for any damage and replace it, if necessary. Owners will be notified of the issue starting Dec. 2.