2010 Jeep Wrangler

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating certain Chevrolet Cruze and Jeep Wrangler vehicles due to owner complaints of engine fires.

NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation received two reports of an engine compartment fire in Chevrolet Cruze cars from the 2011 model year, and eight reports of the same problem in Jeep Wrangler vehicles from the 2010 model year.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

The Cruze complaints “allege engulfing fires resulting in total vehicle loss,” NHTSA’s ODI reports. In regards to reports of engine fires in the Wrangler, NHTSA says that seven out of the eight complaints “allege the fire or symptoms of the impending fire began while driving.”

The engine compartment fires in the Wrangler and Cruze “have destroyed at least six vehicles,” but no deaths or injuries have been reported, the Detroit Free Press writes.

If the government investigations lead to a recall, Cruze and Wrangler owners will be notified to bring their vehicles into the dealership for repairs.

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