Feds Expand Jeep Wrangler Fre Investigation

By: AP
By: AP

DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators have expanded an investigation into Jeep Wrangler fires.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking Chrysler for information about Wranglers from 2007 through 2012. That is an expansion of a probe that began March 28, and focused on vehicles from the 2010 model year.

Chrysler makes Jeeps. It sold more than 532,000 Wranglers from 2007 through March.

The government says 23 Wrangler owners have complained about fires. Complaints say four people were hurt and two houses were damaged. Three of the injuries were minor burns.

Chrysler had no immediate comment on the expanded probe Wednesday. It has said the Wrangler meets or exceeds all safety standards and has an excellent safety record.

An investigation can lead to a recall.

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  • by Deb Location: Western NC on Apr 21, 2012 at 05:07 PM
    My "total stock" 2007 wrangler caught on fire in February and was ingulfed in flames and exploded within seconds, I had just gotten home from work so the jeep was parked in front of my house and caught my house on fire when it exploded. This whole ordeal has made my life a mess. I am still homeless, all because I bought a Jeep Wrangler
  • by @randy on Apr 11, 2012 at 06:34 PM
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      by jazzcat on Apr 12, 2012 at 09:49 AM in reply to @randy
      Clearly the worst troll ever...
  • by Randy Location: COS on Apr 11, 2012 at 02:51 PM
    Probably related to the automatic transmission overheating problem where the ATF boils out the dip-stick tube and can ignite on the exhaust manifold. Jeep's response was to do a "recall" where they re-flashed the ECU to change the odometer reading to read, "HOTOIL" if the transmission was overheating. A real fix would have been to replace the transmission cooler with a more effective one... I had to add a secondary cooler to my 08 Wrangler.
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