Stellantis Recalls Nearly 220,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis is telling owners of nearly 220,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide to park them outdoors and away from other vehicles because the power liftgates can catch fire even when the engines are off.

The company is recalling certain Jeep Cherokees from the 2014 through 2016 model years.

Water can get into the liftgate control computer, causing an electrical short that can touch off a fire.

The company says it hasn’t developed a fix yet.

Owners will get notification letters starting June 30.

Stellantis says the problem was caught in a routine review of customer data.

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