DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – A new recall has been issued by Stellantis, the maker of Jeep vehicles. The automaker says 2014 to 2016 Jeep Cherokees equipped with a power liftgate could catch fire even if the vehicle is off.
The problem is water can get into the control computer causing an electrical short. A repair is under development and owners are expected to receive a letter about the issue by June 30th.
Stellantis says owners should not park their vehicles inside a garage and keep them away from other vehicles.
This recall overrides two previous recalls issued for tailgate problems. Stellantis recalled many of the same vehicles in 2015 to fix a similar problem.