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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1998 Jeep Grand 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 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE10031

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 23, 2010
    • Date Closed: June 14, 2012
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Fuel Storage System Crash Related Fires

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP09005

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 06, 2009
    • Date Closed: August 23, 2010
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA12005

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: ROLL-AWAY IN REVERSE WHEN PARKED

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA01017

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: Allege that the place the vehicle into park while stopped on a level surface and at some time after exiting the vehicle (this time varies from seconds to more than a couple of minutes), the vehicle begins to roll-away in reverse.

  5. INVESTIGATION: INADVERTENT ROLLAWAY IN REVERSE PARK

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE01021

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 28, 2001
    • Date Closed: November 01, 2001
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: A

  6. INVESTIGATION: HOOD LATCH FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA02029

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 16, 2002
    • Date Closed: February 10, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Latches/Locks/Linkages
    Latches/Locks/Linkages:Hood:Latch
    Structure

    Summary: Alleged hood latch assembly on this vehicle may to open withot warning while the vehicle is in motion

  7. INVESTIGATION: HOOD LATCH

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02045

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 17, 2002
    • Date Closed: October 16, 2002
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: Allege that the primary and secondary hood latches fail, causing the hood to open without warning while the vehicle is in motion

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