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Chrysler recalls over 1.5 million Vehicles due to possible Fuel Tank Failure that may result in a Fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles.

The fuel tanks in these vehicles are at risk of failure and leakage in certain rear impacts.

2002 Jeep Liberty

2002 Jeep Liberty

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Jeep / Grand Cherokee 1993-1998
Jeep / Liberty 2002-2007

 

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Report Receipt Date: June 19th, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V252000
Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline, Structure
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,560,000

Consequence

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear structure. On vehicles in the recall that are not equipped with a tow hitch, Chrysler will install a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation.

On vehicles in the recall that are equipped with an aftermarket tow hitch, Chrysler will assess whether the hitch and surrounding areas show evidence of sharp edges or other puncture risks. If so, Chrysler will replace the tow hitch with a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation.

On vehicles already equipped with a Chrysler designed tow hitch, Chrysler will inspect the area around the tow hitch installation, and if any installation issues are identified, they will be repaired free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in July 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1.800.247.9753. Chrysler’s recall campaign numbers are N45 (for the Grand Cherokee vehicles) and N46 (for the Liberty vehicles).

Notes

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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One Response to “Chrysler recalls over 1.5 million Vehicles due to possible Fuel Tank Failure that may result in a Fire”

  1. Jeff Mohr Says:
    June 25th, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Chrysler is trading one problem for another. Receiver hitches increase the risk of whiplash by 22% because they create a stiffer “crash pulse”. So adding receiver hitches to fix one problem will create a bigger one since there are far more rear end collisions resulting in whiplash then getting burned to death. I added an impact attenuator from sparebumper dot com to soften the crash pulse, reduce the risk of whiplash and block the under-ride.

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