Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - INSTRUMENT PANEL
08V056000U.S. DRIVE RIGHT V (Vehicle)10703/12/2008OVSCU.S. DRIVE RIGHT02/06/200802/06/2008571101
Defect SummaryU.s. drive right is recalling 107 my 1994-1998 right hand drive, 4-wheel drive jeep cherokee vehicles. these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 101, 'controls and displays;' no. 108, 'lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment;' no. 111, 'rearview mirror;' no. 114, 'theft protection;' no. 115, 'vehicle identification number;' no. 118, 'power window system;' no. 120, 'tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars;' no. 208, 'occupant crash protection;' and no. 301, 'fuel system integrity.'
Consequence SummaryThese vehicles do not meet the required standards.
Corrective SummaryU.s. drive right will make all the required modifications. a representative will travel to the customer's location and make the modifications on site. the recall will be performed on a regional basis beginning march 2008. owners may contact u.s. drive right at 1-888-632-5936.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
080100105/25/2001620059Subject regarding airbag / clock spring service for various models including 2002 model year jeep liberty. *tt07/10/2001
0800600REV12/29/2000080600618049Subject regarding wire splice repairs. *sb04/03/2001
083209709/19/19976088834Information regarding nhtsa authorized airbag deactivation for medical necessity. *nlm01/10/2000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
18349512/01/199546491Bulletin applies to vehicles equipped w/ 2.5l, 4.0l or 5.2l engine built to 4-1-94 (mdh 4-1-xx). intermittent engine miss and/or rough idle, or hard start/no start may be experienced. replace all wires by referring to appropriate service m04/25/1996
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
24179411/01/199424-17-9237858Pcm not properly disengaging a/c clutch via the relay also the pcm may not energize the a/c clutch relay. *tw01/13/1995
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
08060002/25/2000609995This bulletin provides a revised wire splice procedure and related parts. *tt04/12/2000

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
03/07/20091
 I have a 1995 jeep cherokee. when replacing the environmental control light, i noticed that the connector the blower switch was burnt to a crisp. i proceeded to replace the connector by obtaining a connecters from a salvage yard. i was able to obtain several connectors, however these connectors were also burnt and melted. i am curious if whether a defect complaint has ever been logged concerning the a/c, heater blower switch or the connector. *tr
06/25/200474000304/22/1995
 While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the consumer was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection three times. the mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem. *jb the ignition switch and the wiring harness was fixed. *sc
05/25/20041620007
 Recently, while on i-75 n in atlanta, ga a vehicle swerved in front of me. i veered to avoid impact and the drivers seatbeat buckle on my vehicle became dislodged and has not worked properly since this date.*ak
1
 When the steering wheel was adjusted up or down, the headlights went out.*jb
11/16/1996309/28/1995
 Smoke starts coming from steering column, the vehicle will shut off while in motion. radio would turn on when vehicle was shut off. the windows would not work or lock. the last time it started to smoke the underside of steering column melted.
03/11/19961
 Electrical system failure. *sd
05/12/19952
 Electrical problems, causing headlights to dim when a/c or defroster is on, resulting in poor visibility. *skd
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
07/23/1999107/01/1995
 I purchased a replacement battery for my wife's car from napa, manufactured by exide. i placed the battery on my front seat, and left it there overnight to return the next day. sulfuric acid leaked from the battery and ruined the seat upholstery. the manufacturer claims it is not defective after performing a pressure test on it. do i have any other recourse, or are their findings final?? as the unit was never put into use, i feel the manufacturer has to have some responsibility in this matter. are batteries intended to leak sulfuric acid at any time after manufacture, either in service or delivery?? please advise me regarding my situation and whether i have any basis for my claim. thank you. *ak
10/31/19962
 While starting the vehicle battery blew up, cauising the acids to spill onto the engine. replaced battery and problem occurred again. dealer cannot determine problem. *ak while replacing battery it was noted that the negative cable jump was somewhat loose causing possible arcing, the weather was very hot and engine area and hood were very hot, explosion caused battery to separate and may have loosened clamp. *slc
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
3
 Adjustable steering wheel would create a short in ignition switch due to wires being cinked/cinched/pinched together. this causes vehicle to stall in middle of traffic. also causes turn signals to come on when not in use.*ak
06/02/1998804/01/1995
 Fuses for turn signal, radio an interior light have blown. nlm
11/20/1998210/01/1995
 Wiring harness short out. also left parking light fuse shorted out. *ak
06/05/19955
 Fuse panel loose, causing vehicle to stop and gauges to fail. *tt
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
09/30/20031
 Ignition switch was faulty and caused vehicle to catch on fire. dealer stated daimler chrysler had an open investigation #11700403.*ak
 Steering column will smoke periodically. wire and ignition switch were burned with some wires melting together. ignition switch has been replaced twice with failure of column smoking again. please describe details. *ak
10/04/20011
 While driving at 50 mph started to smell plastic burning, consumer pulled over, cut car off to look around, then vehicle would not start, consumer stated that it was very dangerous when this happened because vehicle died, there was no power. *ak consumer was informed that the ignition wires had burned up.*slc
 Over last couple of months, when air conditioner was running with the blower motor on high, ignition wiring got hot at ignition switch on the steering column. dealer will be notified about the problem. *ak
08/02/2000512/01/1994
 When blower motor is operated at full power ignition switch gets very hot and melts wiring harness near switch. chronic problem switch replaced and other components 5 times. it even burned a hole in the steering column cover and burned my hand. harness relaced once and needs to be done again after just 2 years.
11/19/1999106/01/1995
 On the evening of 11-15-99, my jeep cherokee sport would not stay started, we check all the fuses which were o.k., tilted the steering column up and down, the jeep started when the steering column is in the down tilt, i do remember a light smell of electrical the morning of the 15 of november, since then i had a friend of a friend contact someone over in the chrysler corporation to have them contact me. today is friday, 11-19-99 i have not heard from any one over at the chrysler corporation. i contacted the friend of the friend over at chrysler this morning. he forwarded my concerns onto someone else. this morning 11-19-99 , the very strong smell of hot electrical wiring was present in the interior of my jeep when i opened the door this morning (11-19-99), after letting the jeep idle for 10 minutes, the heat source/smell seems to be coming from the lower plastic steering column under the ignition switch, very hot to touch, and partially melted, i am very, very concerned for the safety of my family. i contacted the service department as to where i will be taking my jeep for service can not get me in until 11-23-99. please advise me as to what i should do. thank you very much. suzie peterson. *ak
 Vehicles stalls out intermittently with no warning.(phone ext=212). tt
04/05/19955
 Spark plugs fouled, preventing vehicle's speed from exceeding 35 mph.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
05/12/1999111/01/1994
 Electrical system, main computer malfunction. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
3
 Adjustable steering wheel would create a short in ignition switch due to wires being cinked/cinched/pinched together. this causes vehicle to stall in middle of traffic. also causes turn signals to come on when not in use.*ak
06/23/2001101/01/1999
 The ignition switch burnt up. replace with another one and it is burning up. replaced blower motor and ignition switch. this happen when a/c was on and blower at maximum. leaving blower at low wires gets warm. high start to melt. i am afraid of my family incase of a fire. i read there has been problems reported i contacted a dealer and there is no recall. why? *ak
01/29/1999
 While driving at 25 mph and if hitting a bump, vehicle will shutdown. also, steering wheel will lock up and, the key will turn back. *ak
01/01/1999
 While driving at 25 mph hit a small bump and the vehicle died out, causing the steering wheel to lock up and the key was turned all the way back . *ak
0
 The ignition switch gets hot and smokes. the ignition switch have been replaced 3 times, the wiring harness has been replaced 2 times, and the blower motor has been replaced, and the problem has not yet been found. please describe details. *ak
12/17/1996
 While driving, engine stalls without warning, dealer cannot find code in computer to determine exact cause, intermittent problem for approximately 8 months. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
04/01/1996204/01/1994
 Consumer was driving and lost control of the steering and brakes .*ak *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
12/23/2003125200105/01/2003
 Wiring short between power distribution center & fuse box. turn on headlights & no dash lights,no tail lights,no door buzzer,no transmission indicator lights & no parking lights.*ak
12/18/19982
 Driver's side door fell off. the carter pin holding l brace, popped out. the welds on door were broken. the electrical lights (outside) stays on even after key is removed & vehicle turned off. some electrical wires found melted together. *ak
0
 The ignition switch gets hot and smokes. the ignition switch have been replaced 3 times, the wiring harness has been replaced 2 times, and the blower motor has been replaced, and the problem has not yet been found. please describe details. *ak
07/01/19951
 Short in the wiring to the constant voltage circuit.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
11/20/1998210/01/1995
 Wiring harness short out. also left parking light fuse shorted out. *ak
02/15/19970
 Backed out of driveway & started up street; noticed smoke from dashboard; stopped vehicle & flames shot from glove compartment. vehicle engulfed in flames. fire dept. arrived & put flames out. chrysler & insurance co. investigators arrived, but could not determine fire location. had 2 hot spots on hood. *ak
02/25/1996
 The vehicle was driven and then parked for ten minutes when it went up into flames from under the hood. please describe. *ak
02/25/1996
 The vehicle was driven and then parked for ten minutes when it went up into flames from under the hood. please describe. *ak
12/24/1995
 Fire in engine compartment, possible due to electric system. tt
12/24/1995
 Fire in engine compartment, possible due to electric system. tt
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
03/18/20041
 Consumer started the vehicle to warm it up and dashboard began to smoke. the wiring in the dashboard melted, and damaged the heating system. *ak
09/30/2003150000106/26/1999
 On 9/30/03 wiring terminations at ignition switch in steering column failed. evidence of previous arcing and deformation of wiring, connector, and plastic cover over steering column were present. dealership was aware of this problem happening as they have seen it before and have prescribed a fix for the situation that deviates from replacing the entire wiring harness. if this is the case they there must be quite a few cherokees that are out there that are having this problem. i my self have noticed quite a few burnt up interiors at local salvage yards where i do business my self. immediate attention to this issue before some one dies in a fire caused by electiral wiring inside of the steering column should be given. i have contaced dcx and they gave me claim numnber 11700403 for my complaint within there organization
11/26/19946
 Dash indicator lights failed. *tt