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Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall 98V006000

Chrysler Recalls 1996 Grand Cherokees Due to Overheating Axle

Recall Details

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.

Suspension & Steering, February 2, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 2, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
65,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V006000
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT

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).
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