FCA Recalling 2017 Jeep Wranglers Over Fuel Tank Concerns

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Your handsome, new 2017 Jeep Wrangler may have a potentially ugly problem with its fuel tank.

According to Leftlane, “Approximately 448 [2017 Jeep Wrangler] vehicles may have a fuel tank that was manufactured with a cracked or broken control valve, possibly allowing fuel to leak in a rollover event.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s official Safety Recall Report states that 359 JKs built between November 1st and 3rd of this year are officially involved in the recall, but that the scope of the investigation needed to be expanded to 448 VIN numbers. Either way, if the valve malfunctions, it could also let debris enter the fuel tank and/or allow the tank to be overfilled.

FCA will start sending out notifications to affected 2017 Wrangler owners starting January 2. Should you happen to get one, take your JK into your dealer. The service department there will check the fuel tank’s breather tube to see if the control valve has been damaged. In the case that it has been, technicians will replace the fuel tank and sending unit free of charge.

For more information in the meantime, you can contact FCA at 1-800-853-1403. Just tell them you’re calling about recall S90.

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via [Leftlane] and [SaferCar.gov]

photo credit [Jeep]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum, Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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