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Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall 97V039000

Chrysler Recalls 1996 Grand Cherokees Due to Electrical System Problem

Recall Details

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.

Electrical & Lights, March 18, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 18, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
70,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V039000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

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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