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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1991 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 1991 Jeep Cherokee, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: SUDDEN ACCELERATION

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP02005

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 25, 2002
    • Date Closed: September 10, 2002
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: DRIVESHAFT/UNIV.JOINT FAIL

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93057

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 14, 1993
    • Date Closed: October 29, 1993
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE DISC/HUB SEPARATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA97001

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: Consumer complaints indicate that corrosion of the brake rotors have caused separation of the brake disc from its hub, resulting in brake failure.

  4. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE DISC/HUB SEPARATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE96053

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 05, 1996
    • Date Closed: January 13, 1997
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: consumer complaints indicate that corrosion of hte brake rotors have caused separation of the brake disc from its hub, resulting in brake failure.

  5. INVESTIGATION: REAR AXLE SHAFT SEPARATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE95049

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 17, 1995
    • Date Closed: January 26, 1996
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: This investigation was opened to examine the failure mode and the risk to motor vehicle safety posed by allegations of rear axle separations.the rear axle shaft and housing design is typical of those in which the weight of the vehicle is carried on the axle housing.the left and right axle shafts, supported by roller bearings, are situated inside the axle housing.the inboard splined end of the axle shaft receives power transmitted from the differential assembly, providing torque to the rear wheels.the allegations are that the axle shaft fails, resulting in the separation of a wheel and axle hub assembly or the entire axle shaft and wheel assembly, depending on the location of the axle shaft failure.as identified by Chrysler, the subject rear axles are dana 35C and 35cm models, which have been used on the subject vehicles since the 1990 model year.a safety defect trend with respect to the subject axle shafts has not been identified.see hard copy resume for full text of summary.

  6. INVESTIGATION: VEHICLE SUDDEN ACCELERATION

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP95007

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 17, 1995
    • Date Closed: December 05, 1995
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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