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March 14, 2002

DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

(SafetyAlerts) -  DaimlerChrysler Corporation Has Recalled 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee because those sport utility vehicles equipped with a fuel tank brush guard could fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, "Fuel System Integrity.”

Potential Number of Units Affected: 71,677

Dates of Manufacture: July – December 2001

Noncompliance: Those sport utility vehicles equipped with a fuel tank brush guard could fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, "Fuel System Integrity.” The onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) control valve can become detached during a crash, allowing fuel leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.

Remedy: Dealers will either replace the fuel tank brush guard with a skid plate or reinforce the existing fuel tank brush guard with a reinforcement bracket. DaimlerChrysler has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02V032/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. A10]
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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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