At the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler Group Limited Liability Corporation has issued a voluntary recall for an estimated 87,000 Jeep Wranglers from model year 2012 due to a potential fire hazard. According to a statement issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the possibility exists that debris can become lodged between a protective plate covering the transmission system and the vehicle’s catalytic converter, a situation that can lead to a fire. The Jeep Wrangler’s catalytic converter is used to heat the vehicle and control emission pollution, so lodged debris may cause a vehicle fire. This recall has been issued in response to 14 consumer complaints reporting vehicle fires caused by this defective vehicle design. The recall has at this time only been issued for model year 2012 Jeep Wranglers, but the auto manufacturer is currently recommending that the owners of model year 2010 Jeep Wranglers should avoid driving through tall brush because the same issue may exist. Chrysler will begin informing owners of affected Jeep Wrangler models of the potential safety issue in the near future, most likely within the month of May. Consumers in possession of vehicles affected by this recall may return them to authorized Jeep dealerships where the issue will be repaired at no cost to the consumer. Owners of 2010 model year Jeep Wranglers should also watch for updates regarding the safety of their vehicles as well.