2008 Jeep Wrangler NHTSA investigation PE10032

Jeep Preliminary Evaluation PE10032: Fuel Spill During Refueling

2008 Jeep Wrangler

Fuel Spill During Refueling

Fuel System, Gasoline
Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap
Fuel System, Other
Fuel System, Other:Storage
Fuel System, Other:Storage:Tank Assembly
Fuel System, Other:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filling/Charging

Summary
ODI found the rate of warranty claims related to fuel spit back on the subject vehicles is lower than other vehicles previously recalled to correct defects related to fuel spit back.Although the rate of complaints reported to the agency on the subject vehicles is higher than or similar to the rates experienced in previous investigations where safety recalls were conducted, ODI suspects that the NHTSA safety complaints submitted by subject vehicles owners may have been influenced by internet related publicity both before and during this investigation.A safety-related defect trend has not been identified at this time and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.Accordingly, this investigation is closed.The closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that no safety-related defect exists.The agency will monitor the issue and reserves the right to take future action if warranted by the circumstances.See attached report for additional information.In addition, Chrysler is initiating a lifetime warranty program, at no cost to the consumer, to address the fuel spit back problem in approximately 135,000 model year 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler vehicles built from March 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008.Chrysler will notify all affected vehicle owners of this action.Consumers should refer to the warranty and service bulletins and sample owner notification letter available in the investigative file.The vehicle build date can be found on the certification label located on the driver door or door jamb.
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Date Opened
AUG 23, 2010
Date Closed
FEB 16, 2011
NHTSA Recall #
No recall issued
  • Status:
    CLOSED
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