Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Tuesday issued a new safety recall on certain 2017 Jeep Wranglers because of possible fuel leaks.
The recall covers 359 Wranglers which were manufactured between November 1 and 3, 2016, that potentially have a fuel tank with a broken or cracked control valve. According to the defect notice published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s site, the breakage can result in owners over filling their tanks, allowing debris to infiltrate the fuel system, as well as posing a fuel leak risk in the event of a crash or rollover.
The recall is expected to begin on January 2, 2017, and involves dealerships replacing the fuel tank and sending unit on affected vehicles free of charge, following owner notification from FCA.
Owners who have recently taken delivery of a 2017 Wrangler and believe they may be affected by this recall, can also contact FCA at 1-800-853-1403.
Tuesday’s recall is the second in as many months from FCA regarding the 2017 Wrangler, as the automaker announced last month a campaign covering more than 180,000 Wranglers from both the 2016 and 2017 model years.