The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening an investigation into nearly 80,000 2012 Jeep Liberty SUVs over fire risks.

NHTSA said it is opening the preliminary evaluation following two reports of the driver’s side door catching fire, including one injury of a driver burning his fingers trying to open the door.

The two drivers reported a burning odor and smoke coming from the driver’s door followed by flames, NHTSA said. In both instances, the driver had to stop the vehicle and exit through the passenger door. “In addition to the fire, consumers reported erratic function of the windows and door locks resulting in activation on their own while the fire was occurring,” NHTSA said.


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Feds Investigating 80,000 Jeep Libertys For Driver Side Door Fires

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