More Than 14,000 Jeep Wranglers Are Being Recalled Over Dangerous Fuel Leak

Jeep Wranglers are being recalled over a risk of fire. Some 2020 Wranglers with 2.0-liter engines have faulty fuel supply line connectors. These fuel supply line issues could cause freak explosions or vehicle fires if they aren’t properly repaired.

2020 Jeep Wrangler faulty fuel supply line connector

A red 2020 Jeep Wrangler.
2020 Jeep Wrangler | Raymond Boyd via Getty Images

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler recall is extremely important because a cracked fuel line significantly increases the risk of fire. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fuel supply line connector recall extends to 14,410 2020 Jeep Wrangler models. Cracked fuel supply line connectors can leak fuel into engine comparts, which is an extreme fire hazard.

Chrysler’s 2020 Jeep Wrangler is fairly reliable. The Wrangler has had four other recalls thus far and just one this year. Overheated clutch components have been an issue for 72,000+ 2020 Jeep Wranglers. A small percentage of 2020 Wrangler owners have had steering issues, but other than that, the 2020 Wrangler is the same lovable off-roading SUV that it always has been.

Consumers are starting to question the Jeep Wrangler’s function outside of being a fun off-roading vehicle. Though the year is almost over and the 2020 model year is getting fewer complaints than previous iterations, recalls like this do hurt Jeep and the Wrangler’s overall reliability. Owner notification letters for vehicles that qualify for the recall should be mailed out by mid-October. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel supply line connectors for free if they are cracked.

How long do Jeep Wranglers usually last?

The Jeep Wrangler.
The Jeep Wrangler | Jeep

Well-maintained Jeep Wranglers can last an extremely long time. Jeep Wranglers typically don’t encounter major issues until well over the 200,000-mile mark. Some Wranglers can last for a lot longer than 200,000 miles when properly taken care of. The Wrangler is built to last despite consistently having annoying small issues.

The Jeep Wrangler is made for tackling trails and all sorts of tricky terrain. As a result, it can take a lickin’ and keep on rolling for years. Wranglers are durable and boast consistent longevity throughout different model years.

A brand new Jeep should last the average driver close to 15 years without major mechanical issues or costly repairs needed. Drivers that rack up miles quickly can expect about 13 years of driving without major problems. A used Wrangler’s longevity all depends on condition and mileage. The Wrangler is meant to be pushed. As long as you treat it well, it’ll usually treat you well.

Why are Jeep Wranglers so expensive?

A blue Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon | Jeep

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler comes in a whopping 13 different trims and versions. These trims vary in cost ranging from the $29,070 Sport 2-Door to the $74,440 Rubicon 393 4-Door. The Wrangler has some affordable options but is far from the most affordable compact SUV, considering that its biggest selling point is off-road capability. Why is this simplistic Jeep so pricey, especially at higher trim levels?

The Jeep Wrangler has a huge following and community built around its unique design and abilities. The Wrangler has a history just as models like the Ford F-150 does, and its nameplate holds sentimental value to many consumers. Jeep has also often kept its supply lower than the demand for Wranglers making the Jeep a steal at most trim levels since they tend to sell out so quickly. The Jeep Wrangler has its issues, as this recent recall reminds us. It has built up enough brand loyalty to keep sales and demand high because there are few vehicles on the market that can out-wrangle the Wrangler.

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