January 31, 2002
DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled 2002 Jeep Grand
DaimlerChrysler Corporation has recalled
the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38,700
Manufactured: July - September 2001
Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, the onboard vapor recovery system
vent hose may have been misrouted. This could allow water to enter the
canister, which can cause fuel to spill out of the filler tube when
refueling the tank. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could
result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect, and reposition, if necessary, the vent hose.
If the vent hose is found in the bent down position, and the vehicle has
been driven more than 20 miles, the canister assembly will be replaced. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 3, 2001. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V348/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. A02].
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!
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