Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Jeep Cherokee Under Investigation by Federal Government

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") after a California consumer’s 2015 Jeep Cherokee was allegedly engulfed in 20 foot high flames within seconds of being parked.  

According to a complaint filed by the consumer with NHTSA on January 13, 2015, the California consumer was driving her 2015 Jeep Cherokee when he noticed an oily smell.  The consumer alleges that she parked the vehicle at home, and within seconds the entire vehicle was engulfed in fire with flames up to 20 feet high.  The consumer also alleges that burning oil or fuel ran down the street from the
vehicle over 50 yards. Incredibly, no one was hurt in the incident.  To watch the two videos of the fire apparently captured by two San Diego television stations click here and here.

According to NHTSA, the investigation involves about 50,000 2015 Jeep Cherokees.

Surprisingly, the California fire is not an isolated incident.  A separate complaint was filed with NHTSA by another 2015 Jeep Cherokee owner on January 5, 2015, stating that the vehicle was traveling at 60 miles per hour when the driver noticed smoke under the hood. The vehicle reportedly only had 45 miles on it. 

To read more about the defect investigation, and the consumer complaints submitted to NHTSA, click here and here.

Do you own a 2015 Jeep Cherokee?  Has your vehicle had an oil or fuel odor, an oil or fuel leak, or smoke or flames coming from the engine compartment?  Or, has your Jeep Cherokee been in the shop repeatedly for repairs but the problems are still not fixed?  You may have a lemon!

Take the Ohio Lemon Law Test at, or in Kentucky at to see if you are entitled to get a new truck or your money back.  If so, call us on our Toll Free Hotline at 1-888-331-6471.  And, if you are thinking about getting a new 2015 Jeep Cherokee, then you may want to hold off until Chrysler figures out how to fix the current models under investigation.

Beth Wells
Helping Consumers Get Rid of Lemons, 10 Years Running