to Recall 2002 Jeep® Grand Cherokees
Hills, Mich., Jan 17, 2002 - The Chrysler Group today announced
that it will conduct a voluntary recall of some 2002 model year
Jeep Grand Cherokees to address a noncompliance issue relating to
the On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) system. The ORVR system
is a new government requirement for this model year vehicle.
recall will affect 76,143 (71,677 in the United States, 2,997 in
Canada, 1,181 in Mexico and 288 International) 2002 model year vehicles
with brush guards, built through the end of the 2001 calendar year.
Two-thirds of these vehicles also will be checked for other ORVR
issues, including the Fuel Inlet Check Valve, which may cause fuel
to spit back and an issue within the Evaporative Vapor Canister
that may prevent a customer from fueling.
an internal test it was determined that, in a high-speed rear impact,
the fuel valve might become detached from the tank, allowing fuel
to leak in the unlikely event of a post-crash rollover. This issue
would not occur in low-speed bumper collisions. The company determined
that the system is inconsistent with the requirements of Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 301 and notified NHTSA that
it would implement a safety recall to address the noncompliance.
company will remedy the noncompliance by installing a reinforcement
have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to this issue.
customers have questions about the recall, please contact the DaimlerChrysler
Customer Call Center at 1-800-853-1403.