Having a car that looks hot is one thing, but one that feels hot because its engine is on fire is another. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is looking into reports that the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and 2010 Jeep Wrangler are suffering engine fires. The investigations could possibly lead to recalls, but there’s no action on that front as of yet. Both Chevy and Jeep say there have been no reports of injuries or deaths due to possible defects.
According to the AP, two Cruze owners reported car-totalling fires. Eight Wrangler owners reported engine fires, four of which destroyed the cars.
Both companies are cooperating with the investigations. If you’ve suffered problems with either vehicle, contact the NHTSA.
NHTSA investigating fires in Cruze, Wrangler [AP via MSNBC]