Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall 97V039000

Chrysler Recalls 1996 Grand Cherokees Due to Electrical System Problem

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Summary:

Chrysler has recalled 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with the memory seat option. The memory seat module wiring harness can come into contact with the seat spring. If this occurs, a low resistance short circuit may develop, resulting in localized heating. The localized heating may cause the seat cushion to ignite, which may start a vehicle fire. Dealers will relocate the memory seat control module and wiring harness and a protective shield will be installed on the seat frame.

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

March 18, 1997

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

97V039000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected:

70,000

Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MEMORY SEAT OPTION. THE MEMORY SEAT MODULE WIRING HARNESS CAN COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SEAT SPRING, A LOW RESISTANCE SHORT CIRCUIT CAN DEVELOP RESULTING IN LOCALIZED HEATING.

Consequence:

THE LOCALIZED HEATING CAN RESULT IN IGNITION OF THE SEAT CUSHION MATERIAL AND A VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE MEMORY SEAT CONTROL MODULE AND WIRING HARNESS AND A PROTECTIVE SHIELD WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE SEAT FRAME.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEING DURING MARCH 1997.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 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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