Chrysler Recalls 1.56 Million Jeep Vehicles at Risk of Fire
Chrysler is recalling 1,560,000 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.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
The owners of the Jeeps affected by this recall will be notified by Chrysler, and dealers will inspect each vehicle's rear structure. On recalled Jeep vehicles that are not equipped with a tow hitch, Chrysler will install a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided that the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation.
On vehicles affected by this 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.
On recalled Jeep vehicles already equipped with a Chrysler designed tow hitch, Chrysler will inspect the area around the tow hitch installation. If any installation issues are identified, they will be repaired free of charge.
For further information on this recall, contact Chrysler toll-free at 800-247-9753. Chrysler's campaign ID numbers for this recall are N45 (for the Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles) and N46 (for the Jeep Liberty vehicles).