The national office of road safety USA (NHTSA) announced the recall of SUVs Wrangler 2018-2020 release and pickups Gladiator 2020, equipped with a manual transmission. It was found that the temperature of the clutch on these cars can reach 1100 degrees Celsius.
For the first time the problem was discovered on February 13, the clutch overheated from the friction that led to the cracking and breakage of the housing box. After this incident, the Jeep engineers conducted laboratory tests, which confirmed the threat of fire. The defect found in the boxes produced in the period from August 23, 2017 to February 13, 2020, which is established on 29 818 copies Wrangler and 3419 Gladiators.
The company management has made the decision on carrying out of repair campaign and the suspension of sales of cars that had to ship to dealers. Motorists, in turn, recommended in case of loss of traction or any smell of smoke to stop and get out of the car.
While it is known only about a recall of cars sold in the U.S. market. It will begin on April 22.