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#4649039 - 01/28/18 12:38 PM Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire.
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
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#4649125 - 01/28/18 01:41 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
97prizm Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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It's not. According to a manager at a Jeep Dealership in Colorado near where I used to work, he took a new Jeep home last year. A few minutes after leaving the dealership caught fire as well.
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#4649129 - 01/28/18 01:45 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Crawfordville FL
Not good. Hopefully nobody dies before the recall and fix the problem
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#4649143 - 01/28/18 01:57 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 208
Loc: Festus MO
We have 42k miles on our 2016 Trailhawk 3.2L. It hasn't put a foot wrong. I would buy the same vehicle again tomorrow if I had to do it over again. That's how much we like this Jeep.

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#4649155 - 01/28/18 02:11 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: 97prizm]
PimTac Offline


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Originally Posted By: 97prizm
It's not. According to a manager at a Jeep Dealership in Colorado near where I used to work, he took a new Jeep home last year. A few minutes after leaving the dealership caught fire as well.



From the news story, the soldier said his electronics were acting funny. Hopefully Fiat will find the cause and issue a TSB or recall.

He bought the Jeep on Jan 6. Hate to see that happen with any vehicle.
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#4649167 - 01/28/18 02:26 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
The reliability index by Consumer Reports has Jeeps at bottom of the barrel. Why would anyone buy one? I liked my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was very reliable after I replaced the engine at 96k.
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#4649174 - 01/28/18 02:34 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: Donald]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: Donald
The reliability index by Consumer Reports has Jeeps at bottom of the barrel. Why would anyone buy one? I liked my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was very reliable after I replaced the engine at 96k.


Why did engine need replacement ?

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#4649204 - 01/28/18 02:57 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: Mr Nice]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2420
Loc: Staten Island, NY
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Originally Posted By: Donald
The reliability index by Consumer Reports has Jeeps at bottom of the barrel. Why would anyone buy one? I liked my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was very reliable after I replaced the engine at 96k.


Why did engine need replacement ?


If it was a very famous straight 6 (4.0), it could've cracked a head or a piston skirt

If the engine ends in .7 (3.7/4.7/5.7), it could've been a valve seat dropped
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#4649228 - 01/28/18 03:18 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6219
Loc: MI
Looks like Hondas are going up in spontaneous combustion also! Run, chicken little, run!!!

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-new...ine-fires-spark

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#4649230 - 01/28/18 03:23 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
Brett776 Offline


Registered: 07/17/17
Posts: 25
Loc: Florida
Our 2011 GC is at 87k miles with only wear items being replaced. People like to trash a brand based off the experience of a few. Not to say there won’t be issues but with proper maintenance it’s been a great vehicle. I guess everyone has a different experience. We’re looking at a 2016 GC overland and wouldn’t hesitate to buy it short of not wanting another payment.

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#4649266 - 01/28/18 03:53 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Love my Jeeps! Won't drive anything besides a Jeep or Land Rover.
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#4649268 - 01/28/18 03:54 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
E365 Offline


Registered: 12/16/07
Posts: 450
Loc: USA
“U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 152,300 automobile fires per year.”

152,000+ car fires per year in the US. Pretty safe to assume every model from every make has caught on fire at some point.

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Property-type-and-vehicles/Vehicles



Edited by E365 (01/28/18 03:55 PM)
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#4649270 - 01/28/18 03:58 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: E365]
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Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4217
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: E365
“U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 152,300 automobile fires per year.”

152,000+ car fires per year in the US. Pretty safe to assume every model from every make has caught on fire at some point.

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Property-type-and-vehicles/Vehicles



Yup, this will probably be happening more frequently across the board. More electrical stuff + cheap thin wire = toasty fire.
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#4649277 - 01/28/18 04:09 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
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Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Spontaneous combustion is an event of every single make and model ever made. No exceptions.

If you build enough examples of any machine, the laws of probability will allow for pretty much anything to happen.
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#4649279 - 01/28/18 04:10 PM Re: Brand New Jeep Cherokee Catches on Fire. [Re: PimTac]
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You couldn’t give me an FCA product.
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