November 28, 2001
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Recalls PT Cruiser and
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts)
- DaimlerChrysler Corporation Recalls 2002 PT Cruiser and
Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Number Involved: 43,000
Dates of Manufacture: July - August 2001
On certain passenger and sport
utility vehicles, a software error can occur in the instrument cluster
microprocessor. Under certain conditions, the cluster, which controls the
majority of the vehicle's gauges, illumination lamps, and warning lamps,
could become inoperative. Driving the vehicle with an inoperative cluster
could cause a distraction, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will correct the cluster software. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during
October 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V288/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 994].
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
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