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January 31, 2002

DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

(SafetyAlerts) -  DaimlerChrysler has recalled the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because of a problem with the vehicle's on-board refueling vapor recovery system.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 76,000

The system is a new government requirement for the vehicle. The company is reported to have said Thursday that it had determined that the system is inconsistent with federal requirements and had notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the recall.

The company will fix the system by installing a reinforcement bracket.

The recall affects vehicles sold in North America. Of the 76,143 vehicles recalled, 71,677 are in the U.S, while the rest are in Canada and Mexico.

Two-thirds of the recalled vehicles will also be checked for other issues with the system. Malfunctioning systems could cause fuel to spit back or prevent customers from fueling their vehicles.

Tests at Chrysler also determined that in a high-speed rear impact collision, the fuel valve could become detached from the tank, allowing fuel to leak out if the vehicle rolled over after the crash.

The company said there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the fuel valve.

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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