Recall List for the 1981 Jeep Cherokee

Official recalls have been issued for the 1981 Jeep 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. 1981 Jeep Cherokee VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR NHTSA Campaign #87V178000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 23, 1987
    • Vehicles Affected: 180,000

    Summary: The key operated tailgate window will continue to close if the spring loaded key does not return to off position when released.

    Consequence: Window could close on a child or others resulting inpersonal injury.

    Actions: Owners should not leave key in tailgate of unattended vehicle. Repair mechanism to assure proper key return operation. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #87V178000 »

  2. 1981 Jeep Cherokee VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #81V015000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 04, 1981
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,724

    Summary: The transmission throttle control rod spring may have been improperly installed. This may cause the throttle to close more slowly than normal. Vehicles may return to idle slowly.

    Consequence:

    Actions: Each end of the spring will be inspected and relocated, if necessary, to ensure correct positioning. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #81V015000 »

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