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Recall 93V210000

Chrysler Recalls 1993 Grand Cherokees Due to Separating Steering Shafts

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the molded plastic pin that connects the upper steering column shaft and the lower column shaft may have been sheared prior to installation of the steering column assembly. If this occurred, the upper steering shaft will separate from the lower steering shaft. If the shafts separate, the driver will experience a complete loss of steering control. A restraining sleeve will be added to the intermediate shaft to limit the amount of steering shaft movement available.

Suspension & Steering, January 25, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 25, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
PE93091
Potential Number of Units Affected
115,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
93V210000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Summary
THE MOLDED PLASTIC PIN WHICH CONNECTS THE UPPER STEERING COLUMN SHAFT AND THE LOWER COLUMN SHAFT MAY HAVE BEEN SHEARED PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY INTO THE VEHICLE. IF THIS OCCURRED, THE UPPER STEERING SHAFT WILL SEPARATE FROM THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT.
Consequence
IF THE UPPER AND LOWER STEERING SHAFTS SEPARATE, COMPLETE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WILL OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
A RESTRAINING SLEEVE WILL BE ADDED TO THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF STEERING SHAFT MOVEMENT AVAILABLE.
Notify
SYSTEM: STEERING; COLUMN SHAFT; UPPER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM OBTAINING THE NEEDED REPAIR, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHRYSLER ZONE OFFICE IN YOUR AREA. IT IS LISTED UNDER "SERVICE ASSISTANCE" IN YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL. A ZONE REPRESENTATIVE WILL ARRANGE FOR PROMPT ATTENTION TO YOUR VEHICLE. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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