The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a probe into over 50,000 new Jeep Cherokee SUVs after receiving consumer complaints of vehicles catching fire, a Reuters article stated on January 16.
Reports said the NHTSA and Fiat Chrysler received complaints of two newly bought 2015 model of Jeep Cherokee SUVs that caught fire in the engine compartment. One of the two complaints said that the vehicle burst into flames moments after the driver parked. If the NHTSA probe reveals that the Jeep Cherokee SUVs are inherently defective, Fiat Chrysler will likely need to issue a recall to fix the problem.
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