A preliminary investigation into the safety of the 2012 Jeep Liberty SUV has been initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) because of fire risk. There have been two reports of fires originating on the driver side door.
In both incidents, fires allegedly broke out near the driver side door’s power window switch. During the fires, both drivers noted that the door locks and power windows began operating on their own. Both drivers were able to escape through the passenger door. One injury was reported. One of the vehicles involved caught fire a second time after being repaired.
Chrysler, the parent company of Jeep, is cooperating with the NHTSA. No recall is currently planned, but the NHTSA’s investigation will help determine whether a recall is necessary.