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Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall 97V039000

Chrysler Recalls 1996 Grand Cherokees Due to Electrical System Problem

Electrical & Lights, March 18, 1997

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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): 1996

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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