2024 Ineos Grenadier: Fire Risk?

Optional Auxiliary Switch Relay Problems

There is no denying that the potential of the Ineos Grenadier has been much anticipated, however with a pending queue of 7,000 orders it seems as though its launch in the US has already hit an unfortunate snag. A public recall has been issued by the company due to a perceived risk of fire.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall alert, some units equipped with an additional switch module may have had a relay control line not properly affixed and bound below the connection nut that holds the relay power wire in place. This trouble was first discovered at the end of November 2023, after it was seen in a singular unit. Because of this, the insulation surrounding the deficient relay control cable may be negatively affected, potentially causing it to short-circuit and eventually start a fire.

As a precaution, Ineos made the decision to bring back 706 models that were manufactured from September 7th to October 10th of 2023. Fortunately, there have been no reported warranty claims in association with any identified issues.

The administrative body observed that a smoke emission may proceed from the storage section when the relay experiences a short-circuit.

Ineos dealers will inspect the secondary system switch terminals as part of their rectification procedure. Units affected by faults will have their malfunctioning control cables repaired or replaced, while those without malfunctions will have their wiring reinforced with insulating tape as a precautionary measure. As any vehicle purchased is already under warranty, the firm has no plans to introduce a refund system.

By December 21st to 22nd of 2023, those possessing the impaired items will be presented with a call-back notification.

For those yet cognizant of the Ineos Grenadier, it is an off-road SUV launched by Magna Steyr, a responsible groundbreaker in the development of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The car is produced in Ineos’ manufacturing plant based at Hamback, France – acquired from Mercedes-Benz in 2021.

The US line-up will soon be increased after Ineos declaring that the Grenadier Quartermaster, the model’s pickup truck form, is to be released in North America at the commencement of 2024. Optimistically, the Ineos pick-up truck striving to rival the Ford F-150 will encounter fewer complications. That said, the opponent keeps monopolising sales graphs regardless of multiple recalls.

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