All eight vehicles were parked and turned off when the fires occurred, while six of the vehicles were connected to EV chargers, the automaker said Wednesday. The company was not aware of any related injuries or accidents.
The recall covers certain 2021-24 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUVs. About 32,000 vehicles are affected in the U.S., plus 3,900 in Canada and 9,200 outside North America.
The affected vehicles can still be driven, but Stellantis is advising customers to refrain from recharging them and to park away from structures and other vehicles until they are repaired.
To fix the issue, dealers will check the software. If a certain error code appears, the battery pack will be replaced.
Affected customers will be notified when they can schedule service.
So far this year, Stellantis has issued 41 recalls, affecting about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., according to NHTSA data.
The Wrangler 4xe was Jeep's first plug-in model for North America, entering the market in 2021.