Is it hot in here or is it just the 4xe? That’s the question owners of model year 2022 and 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe plug-in hybrid electric SUVs should be asking themselves after a recently announced federal safety reminder. On the plus side, people are learning from the problem — which affects more than 13,700 vehicles — as our report on the recall is Cars.com’s hottest news item of the past week.
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The problem with recalled Wrangler Unlimited 4xe models is a faulty battery unit that may fail to secure the fuse, which can cause excessive heat and lead to loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . Dealers will inspect and replace the battery fuse free of charge and will also check for damage and replace if necessary.
Follow the link below to Cars.com’s No. 1 News of the Week to find out when owners can expect an official notification and how to contact the carmaker in the meantime.
The Honda CR-V has consistently been among the best-selling vehicles and, despite its almost as consistent decline in prestige among Cars.com editors over the past five years, remains popular with compact SUV buyers. No longer satisfied with the remaining popularity, Honda has made promising progress with the CR-V in its redesign for the 2023 model year. In his extensive critique of the all-new CR-V, reviewer Brian Normile mentions one of the improvements is a sportier driving experience thanks to the SUV’s more powerful powertrain, more responsive handling, stylish interior and exterior design inspired by the latest Honda Civic, easy-to-use controls and layout, increased legroom and cargo space, and enhanced safety features such as a wider field of view for cameras and radar.
“After years of downward trend as competition got better and stayed the same, the all-new CR-V entitles the vessel and is once again a choice worthy of its historically strong sales,” said Normile.
For our full review of the 2023 Honda CR-V – including all the facets we weren’t too fond of – follow the link below to the No. 2 article of the week.
Beyond that, we’ve got headlines about the Tesla Model Y, Genesis GV60, BMW i4 Gran Coupe, Toyota Highlander and Sequoia, Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, Chevrolet Trax and Maserati GranTurismo – so don’t stop reading until the numbers have doubled. Here are the top 10 news stories that Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of this past week:
1. Almost every Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe PHEV recalled due to battery overheating
2. 2023 Honda CR-V Review: Doing Its Civic Duty
3. Tesla Model Y Vs. Genesis GV60 Performance: Which Is Faster?
4. What’s the best new car deal for October 2022?
5. 2022 BMW i4 M50 Gran Coupe Review: Electric Rocket Ship
6. 2023 Toyota Highlander Quick Spin: New Heart, Same Heartbeat
7. Is the redesigned 2023 Toyota Sequoia a good SUV? 5 advantages and 4 disadvantages
8. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Review: Almost silent off-roading is fun
9. Up close with the 2024 Chevrolet Trax
10. 2024 Maserati GranTurismo: Amore, now with fewer cylinders
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