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Recall 16V686000

Rear Tow Hook Bracket Loose

Recall Details

The rear tow hook bracket or tow eye bracket may not be properly secured to the vehicle. Dealers will confirm both tow hook bracket bolts are properly tightened free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear tow hook bracket as mounted to the vehicle may be not securely installed. This could cause a road hazard if it should detach while driving the vehicle, and could fracture while the vehicle is being towed, resulting in loss of control of the vehicle when towed.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jeep dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is S73.

Body, Interior & Misc., September 23, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 23, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
21
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V686000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee manufactured August 8, 2016 through August 16, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the rear tow hook bracket or tow eye bracket may be loose.
Consequence
If the tow bracket is loose, the bracket may detach from the vehicle while being it is being driven, possibly becoming a road hazard. If the bracket detaches during a vehicle recovery, there may be a loss of control of the towed vehicle. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will confirm both tow hook bracket bolts are properly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 6, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S73.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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