Vehicle Description: Multi-purpose vehicles equipped with "Quadra-Trac" transfer case, temporary spare tire, and 225/70/R16, 225/70/R16 or 245/70/R15 road tires.
Description of Defect: The front axle may overheat, when the temporary spare tire is in use.
Consequence of Defect: An overheated axle can force axle fluid out of the seals, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.
Corrective Action: A full size tire and wheel will be substituted for the temporary spare tire by the dealers.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began Feb. 2, 1998.
Note: 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 Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.