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Jeep Cherokee Recall 97I002000

Drive Train, September 15, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 15, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,010,400
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97I002000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. DRIVERS CAN MISTAKENLY STEP ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WHEN THEY INTEND TO STEP ON THE BRAKE PEDAL.
Consequence
PEDAL MISAPPLICATION BY A DRIVER CAN CAUSE UNINTENDED ACCELERATION.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SHIFT INTERLOCK ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OF THESE VEHICLES.
Notes
NOTE:CHRYSLER HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN TO INSTALL A SHIFT INTERLOCK ON THESE VEHICLES.OWNERS CAN CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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