Over 50K new Cherokee Jeep models under investigation for fire risk

More than 500,000 recent models of Jeep Cherokees are being investigated by federal auto safety authorities due to complaints of engine compartments catching fire, Reuters reported on January 16.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will initially evaluate at least 50,415 new models of Jeep Cherokees vehicles that have been reported to be at risk of catching fire. The NHTSA probe was initiated after two separate complaints of Jeep SUV’s catching fire were brought earlier this month. According to the complaints, nobody was injured in these two incidents.

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