NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is investigating a potential “loss of motive power” in more than 94,000 Jeep Wrangler 4xe vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the recall query on Friday after receiving complaints for cars outside the scope of an earlier recall involving an engine shutdown condition in the same SUV model.

In November 2022, the NHTSA announced a recall of nearly 63,000 model year 2021-2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe vehicles equipped with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle engine. At the time, NHTSA documents warned that these cars may experience engine shutdown that could result in sudden loss of motive power while driving.

A calibration software update was provided as a remedy to impacted owners, but more complaints are still coming in.

In its recall query summary published this week, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation noted that it’s identified 68 owner reports alleging a loss of motor power for Jeep Wrangler 4xe vehicles of model years 2021 now through 2024.

The NHTSA estimates that some 94,275 model year 2021-2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xes could be affected. All vehicles covered by the 2022 recall are part of the investigation, an agency spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

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