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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1988 Jeep Cherokee

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1988 Jeep Cherokee, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FIRES CAUSED BY CLTCH LK

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE88001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 23, 1987
    • Date Closed: January 28, 1988
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT RETRACTOR

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89151

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 11, 1989
    • Date Closed: December 11, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Retractor

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE CONTROL

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE88029

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 23, 1988
    • Date Closed: September 19, 1988
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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