Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall 98V006000
Chrysler Recalls 1996 Grand Cherokees Due to Overheating Axle
Suspension & Steering, February 2, 1998
RepairPal Expert Overview
Chrysler has recalled 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a "quadra-trac" transfer case, temporary spare tire, and any of the 225/70R16, 225/75R16, or 245/70R15 road tires. When the temporary spare tire is in use, the front axle may overheat. This can force axle fluid out of the seals, which may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the temporary spare tire with a full sized tire and wheel.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 1996
Manufacturer's Report Date: February 2, 1998
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V006000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 65,000
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH "QUADRA-TRAC" TRANSFER CASE, TEMPORARY SPARE TIRE, AND ANY OF 225/70R16, 225/75R16 OR 245/70R15 ROAD TIRES. WHEN THE TEMPORARY SPARE TIRE IS IN USE, THE FRONT AXLE CAN OVERHEAT.
Consequence: AN OVERHEATED AXLE CAN FORCE AXLE FLUID OUT OF THE SEALS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TEMPORARY SPARE TIRE WITH A FULL SIZED TIRE AND WHEEL.
Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 2, 1998.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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration