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Recall 00V195000

Chrysler Recalls 2000 Grand Cherokees Due to Defective Fuel Tanks

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokees because some of these vehicles may have been built with suspect vent tube welds in the fuel tank. If the vent tube weld separates, it can result in a fuel leak, which in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire. Dealers will replace fuel tanks on affected vehicles.

Engine, August 28, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 28, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V195000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH FUEL TANKS WITH SUSPECT VENT TUBE WELDS.
Consequence
SEPARATION OF THE VENT TUBE WELD COULD RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY FUEL TANKS BUILT IN THE SUSPECT TIME PERIOD. THE VEHICLE WILL BE INSPECTED AND IF THE BAR CODE ON THE FUEL TANK INDICATES THAT THE TANK WAS BUILT DURING THE SUSPECT PERIOD, IT WILL BE REPLACED.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 28, 2000. 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 DAIMLER 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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