Approximately 220,000 Jeep Wranglers are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for fire hazards. NHTSA is investigating 2007 and 2008 Jeep Wrangler models for transmission defects. In 3 cases, the transmissions overheated causing transmission fluid to leak and catch fire.
According to preliminary reports from the NHTSA investigation, the transmissions were manufactured at the Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Indiana. No injuries have been reported due to the transmission defect. It is unknown if the Jeep Wranglers will be subject to a recall at this time.
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