23E090 – High Voltage Battery May Fail and Cause Fire – Mopar Hybrid Service Kit Battery Packs

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November 22, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23E090000

High Voltage Battery May Fail and Cause Fire

A vehicle fire while parked or driving can increase the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23E090

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 5

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain Mopar Hybrid Service Kit Battery Packs, 400V, with part number 68488244AA. When installed into a vehicle, the high voltage battery may fail internally and result in a fire while parked or driving.

 

Remedy

Owners are advised not to recharge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures, until they are repaired. Dealers will repurchase the high voltage battery pack, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 11, 2024. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is C1A.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – C1A

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced an equipment safety recall on certain Mopar High Voltage (HV) 400V battery packs, part number 68488244AA.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above HV batteries may fail internally. The defect has not been identified and the root cause is still being investigated. If installed in a vehicle, an internally failed HV battery could lead to a vehicle fire with the ignition on or off. A vehicle fire can result in increased risk of occupant injury and/or injury to persons outside the vehicle, as well as property damage.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall on all affected parts to repurchase the HV battery. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 1st Quarter of 2024.

 


Chronology :

  • On May 12, 2023, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation after receiving two field reports of 2021 MY Jeep Wrangler PHEVs with fires originating from the HV battery.
  • In May 2023, FCA US requested buybacks of both vehicles for further analysis.
  • From May 2023, to September 2023, FCA US received five additional reports of 2021-2022 MY Jeep Wrangler PHEVs with fires originating from the HV battery and requested buybacks of these vehicles for further analysis.
  • In October 2023, FCA US received two vehicle buybacks and have disassembled the HV battery packs. The modules and cells are undergoing additional analysis.
  • As of November 9, 2023, FCA US is aware of zero customer assistance records, zero warranty claims, and eight field reports potentially relating to this issue for all markets with dates of receipt ranging from April 6, 2023, to November 2, 2023.
  • As of November 9, 2023, FCA US is not aware of any accidents or injuries potentially relating to this issue for all markets.
  • On November 16, 2023, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected units.

 


1 Affected Product

Equipment

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
MOPAR HYBRID BATTERY PACK

 


4 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23E090-1936.PDF 214.47KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23E090-3584.pdf 645.467KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23E090-4737.pdf 49.919KB

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Miscellaneous Document – Recall Part Number Model Compatibility Chart

RMISC-23E090-7469.pdf 64.352KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23E090&docType=RCL

 


 

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