1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Available in 7 styles:  Grand Cherokee Laredo shown
Asking Price Range
$724–$6,892
Estimated MPG

12.5–16.1 city / 18.8–21.8 hwy

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Grand Cherokee

STRUCTURE

Recall number: 13V252000
Recall date: 06/19/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1993-1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND 2002-2007 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. THE FUEL TANKS IN THESE VEHICLES ARE AT RISK OF FAILURE AND LEAKAGE IN CERTAIN REAR IMPACTS.

Consequence:

A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR STRUCTURE. ON VEHICLES IN THE RECALL THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH A TOW HITCH, CHRYSLER WILL INSTALL A CHRYSLER DESIGNED TOW HITCH FREE OF CHARGE, PROVIDED THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE CAN SUPPORT PROPER INSTALLATION. ON VEHICLES IN THE RECALL THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH AN AFTERMARKET TOW HITCH, CHRYSLER WILL ASSESS WHETHER THE HITCH AND SURROUNDING AREAS SHOW EVIDENCE OF SHARP EDGES OR OTHER PUNCTURE RISKS. IF SO, CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE TOW HITCH WITH A CHRYSLER DESIGNED TOW HITCH FREE OF CHARGE, PROVIDED THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE CAN SUPPORT PROPER INSTALLATION. ON VEHICLES ALREADY EQUIPPED WITH A CHRYSLER DESIGNED TOW HITCH, CHRYSLER WILL INSPECT THE AREA AROUND THE TOW HITCH INSTALLATION, AND IF ANY INSTALLATION ISSUES ARE IDENTIFIED, THEY WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBERS ARE N45 (FOR THE GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES) AND N46 (FOR THE LIBERTY VEHICLES).


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Recall number: 13V252000
Recall date: 06/19/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1993-1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND 2002-2007 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. THE FUEL TANKS IN THESE VEHICLES ARE AT RISK OF FAILURE AND LEAKAGE IN CERTAIN REAR IMPACTS.

Consequence:

A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR STRUCTURE. ON VEHICLES IN THE RECALL THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH A TOW HITCH, CHRYSLER WILL INSTALL A CHRYSLER DESIGNED TOW HITCH FREE OF CHARGE, PROVIDED THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE CAN SUPPORT PROPER INSTALLATION. ON VEHICLES IN THE RECALL THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH AN AFTERMARKET TOW HITCH, CHRYSLER WILL ASSESS WHETHER THE HITCH AND SURROUNDING AREAS SHOW EVIDENCE OF SHARP EDGES OR OTHER PUNCTURE RISKS. IF SO, CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE TOW HITCH WITH A CHRYSLER DESIGNED TOW HITCH FREE OF CHARGE, PROVIDED THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE CAN SUPPORT PROPER INSTALLATION. ON VEHICLES ALREADY EQUIPPED WITH A CHRYSLER DESIGNED TOW HITCH, CHRYSLER WILL INSPECT THE AREA AROUND THE TOW HITCH INSTALLATION, AND IF ANY INSTALLATION ISSUES ARE IDENTIFIED, THEY WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBERS ARE N45 (FOR THE GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES) AND N46 (FOR THE LIBERTY VEHICLES).


EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Recall number: 09E025000
Recall date: 05/11/2009

Problem 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.

Corrective Action:

DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY/JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 09E012000
Recall date: 04/07/2009

Problem 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.

Corrective Action:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.


VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

Recall number: 07E104000
Recall date: 12/11/2007

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS LTD AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., IDENTIFIED AS DOT-430, AND SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VEHICLES MAY NOT BREAK INTO SMALL PIECES AS EXPECTED OF TEMPERED GLASS AND FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 205, "GLAZING MATERIALS.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT(S) MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHATTERED GLASS.

Corrective Action:

SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS RETAIL CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. RETAIL CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE TOLL FREE AT 1-888-843-2906. SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS AND REIMBURSE WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS FOR CURRENT INVENTORY AND AT A SPECIFIED RATE FOR REPLACING THEIR CUSTOMER¿S GLASS. WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE'S WHOLESALE DIVISION, SERVICE AUTOGLASS TOLL FREE AT 1-888-246-6298. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 15, 2008.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 01/15/2008.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 06E026000
Recall date: 03/23/2006

Problem 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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 04/03/2006.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Recall number: 06E022000
Recall date: 03/13/2006

Problem 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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/20/2006.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Recall number: 06E011000
Recall date: 02/01/2006

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN AFTERMARKET AIRTEX ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS INSTALLED FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN 1997-2004 JEEP WRANGLER; 1997-2001 JEEP CHEROKEE; 1997-2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE; AND 2000-2003 DODGE DAKOTA VEHICLES. THE PLASTIC ELECTRICAL GROMMET CONNECTORS AT THE TOP OF THE FUEL PUMP MODULE ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH AUTOMOTIVE FUELS AND MAY DEGRADE CAUSING A POTENTIAL LEAK PATH FOR FUEL.

Consequence:

IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FUEL LEAK COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

AIRTEX WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 25, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AIRTEX CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-880-3056.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 01/25/2005.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

Recall number: 02V053000
Recall date: 02/15/2002

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, IF A DRIVER HAS NOT PLACED THE SHIFTER LEVER FULLY INTO THE "PARK" POSITION AND LEAVES THE VEHICLE RUNNING, THE VEHICLE MAY UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE REARWARD AFTER SEEMING TO BE STABLE.

Consequence:

INADVERTENT MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SECONDARY DETENT SYSTEM TO THE FLOOR SHIFTER ASSEMBLY. DAIMLERCHRYSLER SENT INTERIM NOTICES TO OWNERS CONCERNING THIS PROBLEM ON MARCH 22, 2002. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 23, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/23/2002.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/01/1992 and 05/31/1998.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

Recall number: 00V136000
Recall date: 05/10/2000

Problem 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.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE ROTORS WITH ROTORS THAT ARE COATED WITH A CORROSION PROTECTION.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/05/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 07/01/1995 and 06/01/1998.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Recall number: 98V023000
Recall date: 02/10/1998

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM RESERVOIR DIAPHRAGM CAN SPLIT OR TEAR.

Consequence:

THIS CAN CAUSE AN INCREASE IN ENGINE IDLE SPEED AND A LOSS OF POWER ASSIST DURING BRAKE APPLICATION WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE BOOSTER DATE CODE AND ANY BOOSTERS WITH THE SUSPECT MANUFACTURING DATE RANGE WILL BE REPLACED.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/25/1998.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/25/1997 and 11/10/1997.


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