Some 2020-2023 model-year Jeep Wrangler vehicles may have been built with an unnecessary and unused frame stud that could puncture the fuel tank, potentially starting a fire. The suspect period began in October 2019, when frames with the extra frame stud were introduced into vehicle production, and ended on May 14, 2022, when frames with the frame stud were no longer used. The frames involved are Mopar Frame Assembly’s and the NHTSA Campaign Number is 23E-023.
The FCA Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (TSRC) opened an investigation into the problem as a result of an assembly plant report of some frames containing an extra frame stud. FCA reviewed supplier data, met with engineering to understand the frame design and change history, and review frame and vehicle measurement data. Although there have been no warranty claims or field reports related to the problem, the FCA TSRC have decided to conduct a recall on all affected vehicles.
According to the defect report, some Mopar frame assemblies may have been manufactured with an extra frame stud that, when installed in a vehicle, could contact the fuel tank. Over time, the problem could result in a fuel leak and an increased chance of a fire.
Owners receiving notices will be asked to return to their Chrysler dealer to have their vehicle inspected. If there is a potential problem, the frame stud will be removed and the area will be painted. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is 28A and the NHTSA campaign number is 23V-191.
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