2020 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Line May Leak

On 2021-09-07 13:36:39

In July 2021 FCA's Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (TSRC) organization opened an investigation into 2020 Jeep Wranglers as a result of two potentially related fire incidents. The TSRC conducted analysis of fire patterns, witness statements and vehicle history, and determined there were similarities between the two incidents. Both incidents indicated the involvement of the plastic fuel supply line connector built during a suspect production period identified by the supplier. As of August 2021, FCA US is aware of 55 customer assistance records, 806 warranty claims, and three field reports potentially related to this issue for all markets ranging from August 14, 2020 to August 5, 2021.

According to the defect report, some 2020 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with 2.0 L engines may have a plastic fuel supply line connector that could crack and leak into the engine compartment. Uncontained gasoline in the engine compartment could result in a vehicle fire. The problem could result in injury to occupants and people outside the vehicle, as well as property damage. The vehicle operator may detect a gasoline odor.

Owners receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the fuel supply line inspected and replaced as necessary. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Y10 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-665.