January, 20 1999
1998 and 1999 Dodge Durangos and 1992-1995 Jeep® Cherokees
Auburn Hills, MI (SafetyAlerts) - DaimlerChrysler Corp.
is voluntarily recalling 1998 and 1999 Dodge Durango and certain 1992-1995 Jeep® Cherokee
and Grand Cherokee models because of potential wear issues on the straps used to support
the fuel tank - and the rear brake tube.
The straps used to support the fuel tank on
certain 1998-1999 Durangos will be replaced with redesigned straps. Additionally the
1999 Durango also will be inspected for possible wear of the rear brake tube caused by
contact with the vehicle underbody. The brake tube will be equipped with a rubber
"isolator" device that separates the tube from the underbody. There have
been no customer complaints or accidents. The two Durango recalls affect about 162,000
The Jeep recall affects the brake rotors on
certain 1992-1995 Cherokees and 1994-1995 Grand Cherokees sold or operated in 15 states in
the northern U.S. "salt belt" and Canada. Road salt may cause the brake
rotors to corrode and crack. To correct the problem, service technicians will install
replacement front brake rotors equipped with a stainless steel hub section. A total of 89
customers complained about separated or cracked rotors, but no accidents or injuries were
reported. The recall affects approximately 490,000 vehicles.
The action, which expands an earlier recall
involving Jeep vehicles from prior model years, is similar to recalls previously conducted
by other manufacturers who used the same brake rotor technology. (All Jeep vehicles are
now equipped with full cast brake rotors.)
Customers will be notified of the recalls by mail
and the repairs will be made at no cost.
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During 2001 there were over
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States for safety reasons!
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