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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

2012 GC , 10k miles, hose failed on a-3 degree day. There must be a lot of these as it will take a week for a new hose.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:21 PM
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maybe I will trade for that 14'. J/k
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

Didn't the Wranglers w/ the 3.8 V6 engines have the same problems?

Yeah... I guess I will check on my hoses tonight.
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

Noooo! I cannot and will not give up my White Gold color on my Jeep. Please don't catch on fire.
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

I just got mine back from the dealer after one full week in the shop because of this hose. It was on back order. I guess the crimps are bad so the new hose was "redesigned"; meaning new supplier. At least they gave me a new vehicle to drive while mine was sitting at the dealer.
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

when was yours built?
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

Seems like we skipped time here. Wasn't this cleared?

7NEWS - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee cleared in fire probe - Consumer News Story

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...rokee/1817117/
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

From USA today - "All of the problems happened in Grand Cherokees made between Nov. 22, 2011 and Dec. 23, 2011."

Guess I didn't need to worry after all. I've got an October build date.
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

I'll look tonight for the build date. We bought it new off the lot 07/12. From the report I read all failures occured 6-7 months after purchase and less than 17k miles. Mine is 6 months old and has 10k on it.
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

Damn, mine was made during that time! Could explain why my fluid is low. I've brought it back to the dealer 3 times and every time they say they can't find the leak and its just got air in the system... after 10,000 miles!!! I don't think so! I've checked the under side and engine bay every week and see no evidence of fluid leaks. Its got to go somewhere; we just can't find where.
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Re: "2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk"

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"2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee probed for fire risk
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U.S. safety regulators have opened defect investigations into Chrysler Group LLC's 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The National Highway Traffic Safey Administration said it is investigating potential power steering hose failures that could lead to under-hood fires in about 106,800 2012 Grand Cherokees. NHTSA also is investing potential rear differential failures that could lead to rear wheel lock-up and loss of vehicle control in about 230,000 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups. A NHTSA defect investigation is often a prelude to a vehicle safety recall. NHTSA's Office of Defect Investigation said the power steering hose on the 2012 Grand Cherokee could fail, resulting in power steering fluid leakage in the engine compartment. It said the fluid "may be ignited by hot surfaces in the engine compartment." In the Dodge Ram investigation, NHTSA said it had received 12 complaints of alleged rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up, including "one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier." Chrysler is an affiliate of Italy's Fiat SpA.
The Dodge Ram pickup is Chrysler's top-selling vehicle this year. The Grand Cherokee is its second-best seller. The Ram is an important money maker for Chrysler Group LLC. The company sold almost 377,000 of the trucks in 2009 and 2010, but some of those sales were from other model years. Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne said any customers who are concerned about their vehicles should visit their dealers. He said the Ram and Grand Cherokee are extensively tested to ensure durability and safety.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report."
And on 19 Aug 2013, NHTSA is probing for internal fires

U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV after complaints about fires inside the car.
In a filing Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received three reports of fires in the headliner of the SUV near the passenger-side sun visor. The inquiry covers covers 146,000 vehicles. It is not related to a long-running probe of older Grand Cherokees that caught fire when struck from behind.
In each of the three complaints that prompted the NHTSA investigation, the driver smelled something burning and saw smoke coming from the headliner. Lowering the windows in an effort to clear the smoke only fanned the flames.
The three fires had to be extinguished because they kept burning after the car was turned off. In one case the fire shattered the sunroof, and in another the burning visor fell onto the passenger seat and set the seat on fire.

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One of the complaints with pictures of the fire damage is here: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...22665-1439.pdf
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