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This can't possibly be a serious post. Does that mean that only people with garages can own Wranglers? I mean I have a garage and have never parked mine in there.
Mine is parked on the street, in the city. So far, no one has bothered it. But then, just a few doors down is the city of Pittsburgh Police Training facility and of course lots of police activity and police cars on the street all the time because of that. So sorry about your Jeep! It's heartbreaking to look at! By any chance, was it a manual? I just had my 21 back at the dealer for the recall because some manuals were catching on fire
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Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2020 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with the 2.0 Liter engine. A cracked fuel supply line connector may leak fuel into the engine compartment. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel supply line as needed, free of charge. ... FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Y10.

I know it says 2020…. I wander if it effects other years that haven’t been reported or anything???…
 

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Haven't made it down to Harbor Freight to check it out yet, but definitely on my list of mods.
Several years ago, I did a fire investigation on a Corvette. Bottom line, the owner had replaced a fuse with a fuse from Harbor Freight that was "Made in China". Just FYI.
 

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Several years ago, I did a fire investigation on a Corvette. Bottom line, the owner had replaced a fuse with a fuse from Harbor Freight that was "Made in China". Just FYI.
Probably 2 sizes bigger too. I think finding a non-China fuse would be tough these days.
 
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Mine is parked on the street, in the city. So far, no one has bothered it. But then, just a few doors down is the city of Pittsburgh Police Training facility and of course lots of police activity and police cars on the street all the time because of that. So sorry about your Jeep! It's heartbreaking to look at! By any chance, was it a manual? I just had my 21 back at the dealer for the recall because some manuals were catching on fire
No automatic
 

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Did you have an angry grill? If the answer is yes then it is likely a case of arson.
 

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I have never seen Jeep or any other manufacturer step up and cover a vehicle fire as a warranty issue and reimburse or replace. Always has been the owner having to file a claim against insurance.
 

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As stated above, there is a recall on some 2.0s for a leaking fuel line.
 

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Mine is parked on the street, in the city. So far, no one has bothered it. But then, just a few doors down is the city of Pittsburgh Police Training facility and of course lots of police activity and police cars on the street all the time because of that. So sorry about your Jeep! It's heartbreaking to look at! By any chance, was it a manual? I just had my 21 back at the dealer for the recall because some manuals were catching on fire
Hi Irish Creig,
Please feel free to contact us via private message if you need any assistance regarding your recall repair.

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I have been doing a lot of research on the 2.0 e torc turbo and under the truck is a 48 volt li

After a week of investigating so far it looks like the Ion Lithium batteries under the jeep could have caused the fire when they were submerged in flood water. The motor in this jeep is the 2.0 e torque turbo which has 48 volt Ion Lithium batteries 12 inches off the ground even with a lift and 35 inch tires . Spoke to the fire dept today and they said they could not get the fire out it took forever. Fire inspector for insurance called me today and did a back ground information call, if this is true Jeep has a big problem they state 30 inch of water you can go through. spoke to dealer today also and was not to happy with what they told me about the 2.0 that was in my truck!!!
The Lithium ion pack is located at the REAR of the vehicle above the rear diff. Definitely not what caused the fire at the front of your jeep...
 

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Probably 2 sizes bigger too. I think finding a non-China fuse would be tough these days.
You might be surprised, but ABB and Eaton are or are amongst the largest supplier of fuses in the world, with almost all of theirs made in Swtizerland (A significant percentage of Etaon's are made in Ireland where they are based). Littlefuse is the largest automotive supplier in the world, and they are made in IL. I think ON is in AZ and they are the largest supplier for aftermarket fuses...

That's not to say that you have any change of getting a quality fuse from Hazard Fraught (kudos if you catch the reference) - it is just to say that if you shop somewhere reputable you are actually likely to get something made somewhere not specifically known for poor quality materials.
 

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Hi Irish Creig,
Please feel free to contact us via private message if you need any assistance regarding your recall repair.

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Thank you Rob, but my dealership takes excellent care of me and handled everything with the recall on a previous stop at the dealership when I was getting my oil change done.
 

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Thank you Rob, but my dealership takes excellent care of me and handled everything with the recall on a previous stop at the dealership when I was getting my oil change done.
That is great to hear! Thank you for being apart of the Jeep family.

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The Lithium ion pack is located at the REAR of the vehicle above the rear diff. Definitely not what caused the fire at the front of your jeep...
No the battery pack starts under the rear drivers seat and all the coolant lines and power run under the drivers seat. Take a look at this video!
 
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