Jeep Cherokee Recalls

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Water may leak into the power liftgate control module resulting in a short circuit and risk of fire. Dealers will inspect the module and connectors for corrosion, replacing the damaged components as necessary. The mastic shield will be removed and the module will be covered with a water shield. All repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The air conditioning suction/discharge hose may contact the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the routing of the air conditioning hose and replace the hose, correcting the installation routing free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The body control module may be damaged when operating the wipers on dry glass. This can cause the wipers to stop operating. Dealers will install a ground strap to protect the body control module from damage free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The software for the vehicle radio can be exploited by unauthorized parties who can make changes vehicle system software remotely, possibly endangering vehicle operation. Chrysler will mail owners of affected vehicles a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability free of charge to resolve the concern.  Alternatively, owners may download the software from Chrysler directly to their own USB device to update the vehicle software.

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The power liftgate module may short circuit resulting in a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the power liftgate control module and connectors for corrosion, substitute a bolt for the threaded grommet installed to seal an attachment point used in vehicles not equipped with a power liftgate and cover the power liftgate control module in a foam water shield free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The rear shocks may detach from the vehicle due to a faulty weld, which may result in damage to tires, other suspension components or brakes. Dealers will inspect the rear shocks and replace any affected ones free of charge to resolve the concern.

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U.S. Drive Right is recalling 897 imported Jeep Cherokee vehicles because they were sold without the required third (center mounted) brake light. This could result in reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Vehicle owners should receive a third brake light and installation kit in the mail, along with instructions to have the vehicle repaired by a qualified mechanic of their choice, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin by June 11, 2011.

Summary:
U.S. DRIVE RIGHT IS RECALLING 107 MY 1994-1998 RIGHT HAND DRIVE, 4-WHEEL DRIVE JEEP CHEROKEE VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, 'CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS;' NO. 108, 'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT;' NO. 111, 'REARVIEW MIRROR;' NO. 114, 'THEFT PROTECTION;' NO. 115, 'VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER;' NO. 118, 'POWER WINDOW SYSTEM;' NO. 120, 'TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS;' NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION;' AND NO. 301, 'FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY.'
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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.

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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