to Recall '93 - '98 Grand Cherokees (ZJ)
- Feb 14, 2002 - The Chrysler Group today announced it will recall
1993-1998 Jeep® Grand Cherokees in North America to resolve
concerns related to inadvertent movement in these vehicles and help
ensure safe vehicle operation. The recall will involve the installation
of a secondary detent system to be placed on the floor shifter mechanism
to help ensure drivers fully engage their vehicles in park.
investigation did not identify any defect in the vehicle. The Chrysler
Group believes this action will resolve all concerns and close the
investigation," said Matt Reynolds, Director of Safety Compliance.
"Although there are several ways for Jeep Grand Cherokee owners
to assure their vehicle is in park, this improvement will provide
one more way to assist customers by making it more difficult for
a driver to fail to put the gear shifter fully in park."
generation Jeep Grand Cherokees are not affected by this recall
since the Grand Cherokee had an all-new design when it was introduced
for the 1999 model year. The data analyzed in the investigation
revealed a distinct difference in vehicles built from 1993-1998
and those built thereafter.
have been working diligently with NHTSA on this investigation and
wanted to alert owners of a resolution as soon as one was identified,"
said Reynolds. "Customers will shortly be notified by mail
about the recall."
the meantime, drivers can be assured their vehicle is in park by
performing any one of the following:
that the color indicator is in the "P" position, which
indicates the vehicle is in Park
for an audible "click" when the shift lever moves into
the Park position
that the shift button releases from the indented position to the
extended position when the vehicle is in Park
for the lever to reach an "end point" when it has reached
the end of its movement, indicating that it is in Park. Remove the
key from the ignition when exiting the vehicle to ensure it is in