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February 13, 2002

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Has Recalled 1990 Jeep Wrangler

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) -  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1990 Jeep Wrangler.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 316,148

Manufactured: 7/1989 - 12/1995

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE PARKING BRAKE CAN SELF-RELEASE WITHOUT WARNING. THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PARKING BRAKE ASSEMBLY WITH A STRONGER PAWL RETURN SPRING. DAIMLERCHRYSLER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED NHTSA WITH AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. 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 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02V041000.

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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