July 02, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

A massive recall has been issued for approximately 1,560,000 Chrysler vehicles due to an auto defect that affects the integrity of the fuel system.  Certain 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles are included in the recall class due to a manufacturing defect that places the fuel tanks at risk of failure and leakage in certain rear impacts. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fuel fed fire and catastrophic injuries to occupants.

This recall is expected to begin sometime in July 2013.  Dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact Chrysler directly at 1-800-247-9753 and reference safety recall no. N45 (Grand Cherokee vehicles) and N46 (Liberty vehicles).  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V252000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.