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From Products Liability Law Daily, October 28, 2015

Fire risk from air-conditioning lines prompts recall of over 93,000 Jeep Cherokees

By John Dumoulin

FCA US LLC has recalled approximately 93,895 model year 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs to inspect and replace, as needed, their air-conditioning lines, according to a company press release. FCA US said air-conditioning lines on some vehicles may have been installed in close proximity to their engines’ exhaust manifolds, which may pose a fire risk under certain operating conditions. This recall involves about 75,364 vehicles in the United States, 7,571 in Canada, 4,018 in Mexico, and 6,942 outside the NAFTA region (FCA US Press Release, October 27, 2015).

FCA US is not aware of any related injuries or accidents, although the release said the company investigated the issue after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received two customer complaints involving smoke and fire.

Remedy. FCA US said affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which the company will provide free of charge.

Contact information. Customers who observe loss of air-conditioning or any other concern, such as a dashboard warning light, should contact their dealers, according to the company. Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: FCA US LLC

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