Recall List for the 1996 Jeep Cherokee

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 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. 1996 Jeep Cherokee EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #11V279000

    • Date Announced: MAY 06, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,126

    Summary: U.S. drive right is recalling certain model year 1994-1996 Jeep Cherokee vehicles imported from January 2007, through April 2011 for failing to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment, " for the high mount brake lamp assembly. The vehicles are not equipped with the required third brake lamp.

    Consequence: Inadequate lighting could reduce visibility of vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: U.S. drive right will notify owners and mail kits along with instructions to have the vehicle repaired by a qualified mechanic of their choice, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 12, 2011. Owners may contact U.S. drive right at 1-888-632-5936. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V279000 »

  2. 1996 Jeep 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. 1996 Jeep 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. 1996 Jeep Cherokee FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS, VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES, EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL NHTSA Campaign #08V056000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 107

    Summary: U.S. drive right is recalling 107 MY 1994-1998 right hand drive, 4-wheel drive Jeep Cherokee vehicles. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 101, 'controls and displays;' no. 108, 'lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment;' no. 111, 'rearview mirror;' no. 114, 'theft protection;' no. 115, 'vehicle identification number;' no. 118, 'power window system;' no. 120, 'tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars;' no. 208, 'occupant crash protection;' and no. 301, 'fuel system integrity.'

    Consequence: These vehicles do not meet the required standards.

    Actions: U.S. drive right will make all the required modifications. A representative will travel to the customer's location and make the modifications on site. The recall will be performed on a regional basis beginning March 2008. Owners may contact U.S. drive right at 1-888-632-5936. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V056000 »

  5. 1996 Jeep 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. 1996 Jeep 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. 1996 Jeep 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 »

  8. 1996 Jeep Cherokee STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION) NHTSA Campaign #97V069000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 28, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,500

    Summary: During assembly of the frame, a fillet weld that joins the inner steering gear attachment reinforcement to the frame rail, was omitted.

    Consequence: Due to high steering load events, vehicles can exhibit broken steering gear attaching bolts or frame rail cracking at the steering gear attaching point increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the vehicles for cracks in the frame rail. Vehicles that show cracks will be equipped with reinforcement plates. Vehicles that are found to be free of cracks will have a slot cut in the cross member and the fillet weld will be added. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V069000 »

  9. 1996 Jeep Cherokee SEAT BELTS:REAR NHTSA Campaign #97V040000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 17, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 77,000

    Summary: The web mounted rear seat belt inboard anchor positions may not achieve the required load of FMVSS no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages."

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the vehicle occupant would not be properly secured.

    Actions: Dealers will add a washer to each rear inboard seat belt anchor attachment. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V040000 »

  10. 1996 Jeep Cherokee ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS NHTSA Campaign #95V193000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 11, 1995
    • Vehicles Affected: 32,000

    Summary: The fasteners which secure the alternator circuit fuse to the power distribution center may have an improper clamp load.

    Consequence: Improper clamping can result in arcing at the connection potentially causing a fire in the engine compartment.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the alternator fuse with a fuse link and any damage to the power distribution center will be repaired. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #95V193000 »

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