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Recall List for the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Official recalls have been issued for the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Jeep service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Jeep customer service.

  1. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY, STRUCTURE NHTSA Campaign #13V252000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 19, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,560,000

    Summary: 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.

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

    Actions: Chrysler has issued interim notifications to owners and informed that a free remedy is not yet available. Chrysler will notify owners again when a free remedy is available. When the remedy parts are released, owners will be instructed to take their vehicles to dealers and the dealers will perform a free inspection of 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 began on August 1, 2014. 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). For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V252000 »

  2. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #09E025000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 42,540

    Summary: Dope, Inc. Is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dope, Inc. Will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on July 28, 2009. Owners may contact dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E025000 »

  3. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  4. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR NHTSA Campaign #07E104000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 11, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,657

    Summary: Certain curved tempered replacement glass manufactured by hangzhou safety glass ltd and supplied to safelite by auto temp Inc., identified as dot-430, and sold for use on certain domestic and foreign vehicles may not break into small pieces as expected of tempered glass and fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 205, "glazing materials."

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant(s) may be seriously injured by shattered glass.

    Actions: Safelite will notify its retail customers and replace the glass free of charge. Retail customers can contact safelite toll free at 1-888-843-2906. Safelite will notify its wholesale customers and reimburse wholesale customers for current inventory and at a specified rate for replacing their customer's glass. Wholesale customers can contact safelite's wholesale division, service autoglass toll free at 1-888-246-6298. The recall began on January 15, 2008. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E104000 »

  5. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E026000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 61,944

    Summary: Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. The recall began on April 3, 2006. Owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E026000 »

  6. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC NHTSA Campaign #06E022000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,440

    Summary: Certain aftermarket brake hydraulic master cylinders sold as replacement brake cylinders for certain Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and Jeep passenger vehicles. These brake cylinders were sold under the brand names of Napa, raybestos, aimco, ac delco, Carquest, bendix, and wagner. Only products that were manufactured from July 27, 2005 through January 17, 2006 (date codes 0529 through 0602) are subject to this recall. When subject to very cold temperatures, an internal seal in the master cylinder could lose flexibility and may cause brake fluid to leak.

    Consequence: Loss of brake fluid can lead to a decrease in brake line pressure and an increase in stopping distance, which can result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Affinia (brake parts, Inc.) will replace the subject brake hydraulic master cylinders free of charge. The recall began on March 20, 2006. Owners can contact affina group customer service at 1-800-323-0354. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E022000 »

  7. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06E011000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,291

    Summary: Certain aftermarket Airtex electric fuel pumps installed for use as replacement equipment for certain 1997-2004 Jeep Wrangler; 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokee; 1997-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee; and 2000-2003 Dodge Dakota vehicles. The plastic electrical grommet connectors at the top of the fuel pump module are not compatible with automotive fuels and may degrade causing a potential leak path for fuel.

    Consequence: In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could result in a fire.

    Actions: Airtex will notify its customers and will replace the affected fuel pumps free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2006. Owners may contact Airtex customer service department at 1-800-880-3056. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E011000 »

  8. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT NHTSA Campaign #02V053000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 15, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,620,000

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, if a driver has not placed the shifter lever fully into the "park" position and leaves the vehicle running, the vehicle may unexpectedly move rearward after seeming to be stable.

    Consequence: Inadvertent movement of the vehicle could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install a secondary detent system to the floor shifter assembly. DaimlerChrysler sent interim notices to owners concerning this problem on March 22, 2002. Owner notification began September 23, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V053000 »

  9. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR NHTSA Campaign #00V136000

    • Date Announced: MAY 10, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 589,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger and multi-purpose vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. The front disc brake rotors can experience severe corrosion if operated for an extensive period in the "salt belt." If the rotors are not replaced, the corrosion can eventually compromise the structural integrity of the stamped steel center hub section of the rotor.

    Consequence: The reduced strength can allow the cast iron wear surface to separate from the hub, reducing the brake effectiveness of the vehicle.

    Actions: Dealers will replace these rotors with rotors that are coated with a corrosion protection. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V136000 »

  10. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #97V194000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 07, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 360,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Multi-purpose passenger vehicles. The fuel tank mounted fuel level sending unit accuracy can degrade over time, indicating significantly more fuel in reserve than is actually present.

    Consequence: Owners may not be aware that their vehicle is low on fuel increasing the risk of a vehicle crash if the vehicle stops due to no fuel.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the fuel level sending unit. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V194000 »

  11. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE NHTSA Campaign #97V080000

    • Date Announced: MAY 16, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 125,000

    Summary: The electrical circuit design allows the potential for an inadvertent air bag deployment upon vehicle ignition shut down.

    Consequence: Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the air bag electronic control module with a newly designed module. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V080000 »

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