A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. Inadvertent deployment of the airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash. Dealers will install a supplemental wire harness to the airbag control module to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is M35.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls
Chrysler is recalling 2001-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees with heated seats and Chrysler recall no. 06V-197 completed (2003-2004 MY) or seat heater elements service replacement (2001-2002 MY). The front seat electric heater elements may overheat, which could cause a fire or injury. Dealers will replace the front seat heater elements free of charge.
Chrysler has recalled 2000 and 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the plastic blades of the electric motor driven cooling fan may separate and penetrate the shroud. If this occurs while the hood is open, a person in the vicinity may be struck by the blade and possibly injured. Dealers will replace the electric cooling fan modules free of charge.
The design of the intake and exhaust manifolds allow for debris collection in the area of the number three cylinder. This may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will install a manifold shield to modify air flow characteristics to prevent debris accumulation.
Chrysler has recalled 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the air bag wiring harness was improperly manufactured, which may cause improper air bag deployment in certain crash conditions. Dealers will add a wiring jumper to the existing circuitry.
Chrysler is recalling 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the onboard refueling vapor recovery control valve may become detached during a crash, which can cause fuel leakage. In the presence of an ignition source, fuel leakage can result in a fire. 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.
Chrysler is recalling 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the fuel inlet check valve may stick in the partially open position, which can cause fuel to spill out of the filler tube during refueling. In the presence of an ignition source, fuel leakage can result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel inlet check valve and replace the fuel tank assembly, if necessary.
Chrysler is recalling 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the onboard vapor recovery system vent hose may have been misrouted, which can allow water to enter the canister. If this happens, fuel can spill out of the filter tube when refueling the tank. In the presence of an ignition source, fuel leakage may result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and reposition the vent hose and possibly replace the canister assembly.
Chrysler is recalling certain 2002 PT Cruiser and Jeep Grand Cherokee models because the instrument cluster could become inoperative. The majority of cluster functions will stop working if this occurs. Dealers will upgrade the cluster software to correct this concern.