Jeep Plug-In Hybrid Defect and Engine Shut Down
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is an electric hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler.
The 4xe 2021, 2022, and 2023 models have a plug-in hybrid defect that can result in the vehicle operating solely on gasoline power. This means that drivers may not have the option to switch to electric mode, even if there is remaining battery power. The defect specifically impacts the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe models.
The plug-in hybrid defect found in the 4xe models from 2021 onwards is a critical and alarming problem that severely impacts the functionality and performance of the affected vehicles.
it deprives drivers of the promised benefits of plug-in hybrid technology, such as improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. This means that owners of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe models are effectively being deprived of the full potential and advantages of their hybrid vehicles.
The Fuel and Oil Refresh Mode (“FORM”) notification on the vehicles displays far longer than mentioned in the user guide. The Defect deprives the vehicle drivers of access to hybrid technology. The issue gets worse in winter due to the short on and off of the engine.
This jeopardizes the safety, performance, and economic benefits promised to consumers.
The second concerning issue affecting the 4xe vehicles is the abrupt engine shut down while driving, which poses a significant risk to the safety of drivers and passengers. This problem arises from a flaw in the vehicle control software, leading to the engine unexpectedly shutting down during driving. As a result, power to the wheels is lost, creating a highly dangerous situation.
The sudden loss of power while driving can lead to a loss of control over the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of severe accidents or injuries. This defect undermines the fundamental expectation of a reliable and safe driving experience for owners of the affected 4xe models.
Consumers who purchased the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, excited to be among the first to own an iconic hybrid, are now facing a troubling and potentially dangerous issue with the vehicle’s electrical system.
Jeep failed to Act on Known Defects.
Jeep, adjusted the timing in the new supplement guide from 20 minutes to 2.5 hours to fully warm the engine, arguably with the intention of deceiving customers without describing the real issue of the electric battery.
Jeep sought to downplay the severity of the problem and create a false impression that a lengthier warm-up period would eventually restore the electric battery’s functionality.
Jeep sold the 4xe vehicles without conducting adequate research and development, leading to significant shortcomings and deficiencies in the Hybrid system. This oversight has had a direct impact on performance and reliability.
As the 4xe model of vehicles gained popularity with the introduction of the proposed Class vehicles, Jeep has consistently marketed the electric-only mode as a significant feature and selling point. However, they have ultimately failed to deliver on their promises and live up to their claims.
People who own or leased a 2021 to 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe may be at risk of the Hybrid system and Engine failure and may be eligible for compensation.
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