Jeep Announces 2002 Grand Cherokee Recall

January 24, 2002
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Jeep has announced that it will conduct a voluntary recall of some 2002 model Grand
Cherokees for noncompliance of the on-board refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) system, a new
government requirement for 2002. The recall affects 76,143 (71,677 in the United States,
2,997 in Canada, 1,181 in Mexico and 288 in other countries) 2002 model-year vehicles with
brush guards, built to the end of the 2001 calendar year. Some of these vehicles also will
be checked for other problems including fuel-inlet check valves, which may cause fuel to
leak, and a faulty evaporative vapor canister that may prevent the vehicle from being
refueled. Tests found that in a high-speed rear impact, the fuel valve might become
detached from the tank, allowing fuel to leak in a post-crash rollover. Chrysler will
repair the valve by installing a reinforcing bracket. The company said there have been no
reports of accidents or injuries. Owners should contact their dealers for more information.

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