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June 2, 2000

1997-1998 Jeep Cherokees Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1997-1998 Jeep Cherokees because water and/or road salt in the proximity of the air bag control module could lead to corrosion.

According to the NHTSA, such corrosion can lead to illumination of the air bag warning light or could allow inadvertent deployment of the air bags.

Over 400,000 of these vehicles, manufactured between July, 1996 through June, 1999 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the air bag control module and locate the new module on the top of the transmission tunnel. Owner notification began May 15, 2000.

Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V105]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 2, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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