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Jeep Grand Cherokee recall 98V006000

Chrysler Recalls 1996 Grand Cherokees Due to Overheating Axle
Suspension & Steering, February 2, 1998

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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

Mfr's Report Date:
February 2, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V006000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 65000

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

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