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Recall 15V826000

Power Liftgate Control Module Catches Fire

Recall Details

Water may leak into the power liftgate control module resulting in a short circuit and risk of fire. Dealers will inspect the module and connectors for corrosion, replacing the damaged components as necessary. The mastic shield will be removed and the module will be covered with a water shield. All repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Water may leak into the power liftgate control module and cause a short circuit, which could result in a fire.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Jeep will notify owners of affected vehicles (a time table of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jeep dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is R67.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, December 9, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 9, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
32,784
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V826000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , STRUCTURE
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 18, 2015, to September 10, 2015 and equipped with the power liftgate option. In the affected vehicles, water may leak into the Power Liftgate Control Module and result in a high resistance short circuit.
Consequence
A short circuit in the module increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the module and connectors for corrosion, replacing the damaged components as necessary. The mastic shield will be removed and the module will be covered with a water shield. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R67.
Notify
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.
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