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July 13, 2000

Certain 1996-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee & 1996-1999 Jeep Cherokee Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain Jeep Grand Cherokee Years 1996-1998, and Jeep Cherokee Years 1996-1999 because the front disc brake rotors could experience severe corrosion if operated for an extensive period in certain "salt belt" states. If the rotors are not replaced before this occurs, the corrosion could eventually compromise the structural integrity of the hub section of the rotor. The reduced strength of this rotor could allow the cast iron wear surface to separate from the hub, reducing the brake effectiveness of the vehicle. Vehicles included in the recall were originally sold in, or are currently registered in, the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

637,973 vehicles manufactured between July 1995 and October 1998 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the rotors with rotors that utilize a stainless steel hub section.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 5, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V136/Chrysler Recall No. 879]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 13, 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 
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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