Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
06E011000AIRTEX PRODUCTS E (Equipment)729101/25/2005MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC02/01/200602/01/2006
Defect SummaryCertain 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 SummaryIn the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryAirtex 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.
NotesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket airtex electric fuel pumps and has no relation to any original equipment installed on jeep grand cherokee, cherokee, wrangler, or dodge dakota vehicles manufactured by daimlerchrysler.customers may 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.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - INJECTORS
02V104000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 06/01/1998 to 03/05/2002V (Vehicle)111532205/13/2002MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/08/200204/15/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain sport utility vehicles equipped with a 4.0l engine only, the design of the intake and exhaust manifolds could allow debris to accumulate at the #3 cylinder location.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in a vehicle fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install a manifold shield to modify the air flow characteristics and to prevent the accumulation of debris in the area of the #3 cylinder. owner notification began may 13, 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.
NotesDaimlerchrysler recall no.b06.also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
14059910/08/1999612148Fuel system pressure diagnostic procedures. *mjs06/06/2000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
14019902/19/1999604108Customers may experience slow fuel fill / repeated fuel pump nozzle shut off. *tt04/13/1999
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
14079812/11/1998603110Seal on fuel filler cap may stick in the filler neck, making the cap difficult to remove. *ak02/02/1999

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/201006/14/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during this investigation indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi is upgrading its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for ea12-005 will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty; the estimated production volumes for these vehicles is approximately 5.1 million, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.
EA12005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/12/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during preliminary evaluation (pe) 10-031 indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi has upgraded its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for the investigation will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty.the estimated production volumes for these vehicles are shown above, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers: jgc:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.liberty:10357195, 10366653 (duplicate of 10357195), 10138726, 10149256, 10181332cherokee:10409104
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/2010Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi conducted a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires ( two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend. further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
DP09005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/06/200908/23/2010Fuel Storage System Crash Related Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi made a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires (two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend.further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi's initial review neither supports nor excludes the possibility that a defect exists in the subject vehicles.however, odi has always taken the position that vehicle fires pose a significant safety risk.accordingly, odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/201006/14/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during this investigation indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi is upgrading its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for ea12-005 will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty; the estimated production volumes for these vehicles is approximately 5.1 million, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.
EA12005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/12/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during preliminary evaluation (pe) 10-031 indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi has upgraded its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for the investigation will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty.the estimated production volumes for these vehicles are shown above, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers: jgc:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.liberty:10357195, 10366653 (duplicate of 10357195), 10138726, 10149256, 10181332cherokee:10409104
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/2010Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi conducted a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires ( two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend. further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
DP09005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/06/200908/23/2010Fuel Storage System Crash Related Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi made a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires (two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend.further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi's initial review neither supports nor excludes the possibility that a defect exists in the subject vehicles.however, odi has always taken the position that vehicle fires pose a significant safety risk.accordingly, odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
DP09005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/06/2009CRASH RELATED FUEL TANK FIRE/LEAK
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas)petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleges that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present fire hazards in crashes.cas alleges that the plastic fuel tank is subject to degradation and rupture.cas alleges that the tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding makes it more vulnerable during crashes to impacts from other vehicles, vehicle components from the grand cherokee itself, or, in the case of rollover crashes, from other objects.cas also alleges that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.odi has identified 12 vehicle owner questionnaires (voqs) for model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokeesreporting a vehicle crash that allegedly involved either a fuel tank leak and/or a fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 voqs, 10 involved fires and two involved fuel leaks without fire.odi has opened a defect petition to assess whether there is evidence to support opening a safety defect investigation concerning the alleged defects in the subject vehicles.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/201006/14/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during this investigation indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi is upgrading its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for ea12-005 will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty; the estimated production volumes for these vehicles is approximately 5.1 million, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.
EA12005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/12/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during preliminary evaluation (pe) 10-031 indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi has upgraded its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for the investigation will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty.the estimated production volumes for these vehicles are shown above, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers: jgc:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.liberty:10357195, 10366653 (duplicate of 10357195), 10138726, 10149256, 10181332cherokee:10409104
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/2010Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi conducted a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires ( two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend. further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
DP09005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/06/200908/23/2010Fuel Storage System Crash Related Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi made a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires (two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend.further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi's initial review neither supports nor excludes the possibility that a defect exists in the subject vehicles.however, odi has always taken the position that vehicle fires pose a significant safety risk.accordingly, odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
DP09005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/06/2009CRASH RELATED FUEL TANK FIRE/LEAK
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas)petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleges that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present fire hazards in crashes.cas alleges that the plastic fuel tank is subject to degradation and rupture.cas alleges that the tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding makes it more vulnerable during crashes to impacts from other vehicles, vehicle components from the grand cherokee itself, or, in the case of rollover crashes, from other objects.cas also alleges that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.odi has identified 12 vehicle owner questionnaires (voqs) for model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokeesreporting a vehicle crash that allegedly involved either a fuel tank leak and/or a fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 voqs, 10 involved fires and two involved fuel leaks without fire.odi has opened a defect petition to assess whether there is evidence to support opening a safety defect investigation concerning the alleged defects in the subject vehicles.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/201006/14/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during this investigation indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi is upgrading its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for ea12-005 will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty; the estimated production volumes for these vehicles is approximately 5.1 million, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.
EA12005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/12/2012Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 Nhtsa has conducted extensive analysis of the data regarding fuel tank integrity for the model year (my) 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokee (jgc). as a result of that work, the agency has decided to upgrade its safety defect investigation to an engineering analysis and to expand the scope of vehicles included in the investigation. nhtsa's assessment of the data collected during preliminary evaluation (pe) 10-031 indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the jgc than in the non-jeep peer vehicles. in addition, the agency's analysis of its fars data for the peer vehicles and three jeep models shows a higher incidence of rear-impact, fatal fire crashes for the jeep products.pe10-031 had focused on the fuel tank system integrity of the jgc vehicles during rear-end collisions and impacts.the fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, between the bumper and axle, and is manufactured from a plastic material (hdpe).three peer vehicles (across the same my range as the jgc) were identified for comparative assessment: the chevrolet blazer, ford explorer, and toyota 4runner.odi has collected and assessed a significant volume of data for the jgc and three peer vehicles under the defect petition (dp) 09-005 and pe10-031, much of which was either provided by the petitioner or by the subject and peer manufacturers in response to odi's information request letters.nhtsa has also utilized its fars database.fatal crash data was collected for the jgc and its three peers, along with data for two other jeep vehicles, the cherokee and liberty, which were also manufactured with rear mounted fuel tanks and assessed by odi as jeep peer vehicles.based on the agency's current analysis, odi has upgraded its investigation to determine whether the subject vehicles contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.the subject vehicles for the investigation will be my 1993-2004 jgc, my 1993-2001 cherokee, and my 2002-2007 liberty.the estimated production volumes for these vehicles are shown above, although attrition is a factor for the older vehicles.please note that the counts shown in the above failure report summary are for the jgc only (values shown in the total column are unique).data for the other jeep models and possibly other peer models will be collected during the investigation.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers: jgc:506249, 549376, 734783, 869217, 10009553, 10335943, 10351589, 10351980, 10357528.liberty:10357195, 10366653 (duplicate of 10357195), 10138726, 10149256, 10181332cherokee:10409104
PE10031CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/23/2010Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi conducted a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires ( two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend. further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
DP09005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/06/200908/23/2010Fuel Storage System Crash Related Fires
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas) petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleged that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present a fire hazard in crashes. cas alleged that the plastic fuel tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding, make it more vulnerable to rupture or leakage from a rear-impact by another vehicle (including damage from other components located on the grand cherokee), or in the case of rollover crashes, from other external objects.cas also alleged that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.in its petition, cas cites data from nhtsa's fatality analysis reporting system (fars) showing 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 fatalities involving the subject vehicles from calendar years 1992 through 2008.cas stated that there have been at least 44 crashes with 64 total fatalities (subject and non-subject vehicles) where fire was entered as the most harmful event (mhe) in the fars database.in response to the cas petition, odi made a preliminary examination of available data.fars data showed 2,988 occupants of the subject vehicles have died in crashes since 1992.of those, 55 died in 44 crashes where fire was listed as the most harmful event.identifying crashes most likely associated with the alleged defect as described by cas (defined as the subject vehicle being struck at the 5, 6 or 7 o'clock positions) isolated 10 crashes with 13 occupant fatalities.odi also reviewed the vehicle owner questionnaires (voq) database and identified 12 reports alleging a) a post-crash fuel tank leak and/or b) a post-crash fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 reports, 10 involved fires (two involved fuel leaks only) with 9 alleged injuries and 1 alleged fatality.the existence of these post-crash fires does not, by itself, establish a defect trend.further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak.it should be noted that odi also conducted a preliminary review of the early warning reporting (ewr) data that did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.odi's initial review neither supports nor excludes the possibility that a defect exists in the subject vehicles.however, odi has always taken the position that vehicle fires pose a significant safety risk.accordingly, odi has granted the petition to further investigate the conditions associated with post-crash fires in these vehicles.
DP09005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/06/2009CRASH RELATED FUEL TANK FIRE/LEAK
 In a letter dated october 2, 2009, the center for auto safety (cas)petitioned nhtsa to open a defect investigation and recall model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokees.cas alleges that the subject vehicles have defective fuel tank storage systems that present fire hazards in crashes.cas alleges that the plastic fuel tank is subject to degradation and rupture.cas alleges that the tank's placement behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper, and the lack of adequate shielding makes it more vulnerable during crashes to impacts from other vehicles, vehicle components from the grand cherokee itself, or, in the case of rollover crashes, from other objects.cas also alleges that the fuel filler neck tears off in crashes.odi has identified 12 vehicle owner questionnaires (voqs) for model year 1993-2004 jeep grand cherokeesreporting a vehicle crash that allegedly involved either a fuel tank leak and/or a fire potentially related to a fuel tank leak.of the 12 voqs, 10 involved fires and two involved fuel leaks without fire.odi has opened a defect petition to assess whether there is evidence to support opening a safety defect investigation concerning the alleged defects in the subject vehicles.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
07/12/200655000
 Auto had 40000+ miles when i bought it from my brother. i had it only a few months when it stalled on the interstate. it would not start until i sat for a little while. i am capable of overcoming auto trouble so i didn't think much about this incident due to the fact that i have been a mechanic for many years now. then it began to stall in heavy traffic and sometimes would start again and other times after waiting several minutes. i replaced the crank sensor, in-tank fuel pump and filter. it ran okay for a while but began to hard start and stall again about 2 mos. ago. then 2 days ago it stalled something like 25 times coming home from the hospital. since then i have been on the internet reading the blogs about this problem and if everyone that has this issue would email you, your computers would shut down. it is unbelievable that the manufacturer is just replacing the expensive parts at random, taking the money and not fixing the problem. these people, myself included, are begging for a solution to a problem with a very nice automobile made in america by skilled top dollar union labor. it is getting close to scam epidemic. my car is sitting in my garage not fixed because there are about ten different things in the electrical and fuel system that can cause these symptoms. i am a disabled veteran and cannot afford to go down that eliminating process. my doctor doesn't do me that way and i won't allow the manufacturer to do it either.
07/12/200655000
 Auto had 40000+ miles when i bought it from my brother. i had it only a few months when it stalled on the interstate. it would not start until i sat for a little while. i am capable of overcoming auto trouble so i didn't think much about this incident due to the fact that i have been a mechanic for many years now. then it began to stall in heavy traffic and sometimes would start again and other times after waiting several minutes. i replaced the crank sensor, in-tank fuel pump and filter. it ran okay for a while but began to hard start and stall again about 2 mos. ago. then 2 days ago it stalled something like 25 times coming home from the hospital. since then i have been on the internet reading the blogs about this problem and if everyone that has this issue would email you, your computers would shut down. it is unbelievable that the manufacturer is just replacing the expensive parts at random, taking the money and not fixing the problem. these people, myself included, are begging for a solution to a problem with a very nice automobile made in america by skilled top dollar union labor. it is getting close to scam epidemic. my car is sitting in my garage not fixed because there are about ten different things in the electrical and fuel system that can cause these symptoms. i am a disabled veteran and cannot afford to go down that eliminating process. my doctor doesn't do me that way and i won't allow the manufacturer to do it either.
07/12/200655000
 Auto had 40000+ miles when i bought it from my brother. i had it only a few months when it stalled on the interstate. it would not start until i sat for a little while. i am capable of overcoming auto trouble so i didn't think much about this incident due to the fact that i have been a mechanic for many years now. then it began to stall in heavy traffic and sometimes would start again and other times after waiting several minutes. i replaced the crank sensor, in-tank fuel pump and filter. it ran okay for a while but began to hard start and stall again about 2 mos. ago. then 2 days ago it stalled something like 25 times coming home from the hospital. since then i have been on the internet reading the blogs about this problem and if everyone that has this issue would email you, your computers would shut down. it is unbelievable that the manufacturer is just replacing the expensive parts at random, taking the money and not fixing the problem. these people, myself included, are begging for a solution to a problem with a very nice automobile made in america by skilled top dollar union labor. it is getting close to scam epidemic. my car is sitting in my garage not fixed because there are about ten different things in the electrical and fuel system that can cause these symptoms. i am a disabled veteran and cannot afford to go down that eliminating process. my doctor doesn't do me that way and i won't allow the manufacturer to do it either.
06/04/201197800
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 jeep cherokee. the contact stated after dispensing fuel into the fuel tank a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the failure was constant. the identical failure occurred on a separate occasion where the engine failed to start. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. the failure mileage was 97,800. js
06/04/201197800
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 jeep cherokee. the contact stated after dispensing fuel into the fuel tank a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the failure was constant. the identical failure occurred on a separate occasion where the engine failed to start. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. the failure mileage was 97,800. js
06/04/201197800
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 jeep cherokee. the contact stated after dispensing fuel into the fuel tank a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the failure was constant. the identical failure occurred on a separate occasion where the engine failed to start. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. the failure mileage was 97,800. js
06/04/201197800
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 jeep cherokee. the contact stated after dispensing fuel into the fuel tank a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the failure was constant. the identical failure occurred on a separate occasion where the engine failed to start. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. the failure mileage was 97,800. js
06/04/201197800
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 jeep cherokee. the contact stated after dispensing fuel into the fuel tank a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the failure was constant. the identical failure occurred on a separate occasion where the engine failed to start. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. the failure mileage was 97,800. js
05/20/2011164000
 Just finished repairing daughter in laws vehicle. a 1999 jeep grand cherokee.she complained of extreme gas fumes inside her vehicle. with a 1 year old and a 3 year old being transported in vehicle immediate attention was required.this is what i found. the ordinary steel fuel pressure connecter (disconnect) at top of fuel pump was completely rusted through and squirting a stream of gas, via rusted out pinhole,under pressure, all over top of fuel tank and surrounding area. thank god no ignition resulted,would have been catastrophic. connecter should have been either stainless steel or at least plastic at such an important location. plain steel should never be used at such an important location.as there are many many thousands of this year vehicles out there this is a ticking time bomb. even my vintage 1991 ford pickup used stainless steel at gas tank fittings. vehicle is second car and was purchased a few years ago. body is remarkable rust free for a salty n.y. s, vehicle. and is in good condition other than dangerous gas tank issue. it is only a question of time before a dangerous fire will occur in someone's vehicle and hopefully no one will die.this issue needs ,and must,be addressed . have attached photo of rusted disconnect and have retained the rusted connector. hope i did not waste my time with this important information and will expect a timely reply,yours,ben urgan. ---urganb@aol.com--- phone,315 8655932. address, 9545 luke rd.,marcy,n.y.,13403 p.s. connecter was so severely rusted and frozen to fuel pump outlet it had to slotted with a cutoff wheel to remove- a very hazardous procedure.(can not attach photo on this site)
05/20/2011164000
 Just finished repairing daughter in laws vehicle. a 1999 jeep grand cherokee.she complained of extreme gas fumes inside her vehicle. with a 1 year old and a 3 year old being transported in vehicle immediate attention was required.this is what i found. the ordinary steel fuel pressure connecter (disconnect) at top of fuel pump was completely rusted through and squirting a stream of gas, via rusted out pinhole,under pressure, all over top of fuel tank and surrounding area. thank god no ignition resulted,would have been catastrophic. connecter should have been either stainless steel or at least plastic at such an important location. plain steel should never be used at such an important location.as there are many many thousands of this year vehicles out there this is a ticking time bomb. even my vintage 1991 ford pickup used stainless steel at gas tank fittings. vehicle is second car and was purchased a few years ago. body is remarkable rust free for a salty n.y. s, vehicle. and is in good condition other than dangerous gas tank issue. it is only a question of time before a dangerous fire will occur in someone's vehicle and hopefully no one will die.this issue needs ,and must,be addressed . have attached photo of rusted disconnect and have retained the rusted connector. hope i did not waste my time with this important information and will expect a timely reply,yours,ben urgan. ---urganb@aol.com--- phone,315 8655932. address, 9545 luke rd.,marcy,n.y.,13403 p.s. connecter was so severely rusted and frozen to fuel pump outlet it had to slotted with a cutoff wheel to remove- a very hazardous procedure.(can not attach photo on this site)
05/20/2011164000
 Just finished repairing daughter in laws vehicle. a 1999 jeep grand cherokee.she complained of extreme gas fumes inside her vehicle. with a 1 year old and a 3 year old being transported in vehicle immediate attention was required.this is what i found. the ordinary steel fuel pressure connecter (disconnect) at top of fuel pump was completely rusted through and squirting a stream of gas, via rusted out pinhole,under pressure, all over top of fuel tank and surrounding area. thank god no ignition resulted,would have been catastrophic. connecter should have been either stainless steel or at least plastic at such an important location. plain steel should never be used at such an important location.as there are many many thousands of this year vehicles out there this is a ticking time bomb. even my vintage 1991 ford pickup used stainless steel at gas tank fittings. vehicle is second car and was purchased a few years ago. body is remarkable rust free for a salty n.y. s, vehicle. and is in good condition other than dangerous gas tank issue. it is only a question of time before a dangerous fire will occur in someone's vehicle and hopefully no one will die.this issue needs ,and must,be addressed . have attached photo of rusted disconnect and have retained the rusted connector. hope i did not waste my time with this important information and will expect a timely reply,yours,ben urgan. ---urganb@aol.com--- phone,315 8655932. address, 9545 luke rd.,marcy,n.y.,13403 p.s. connecter was so severely rusted and frozen to fuel pump outlet it had to slotted with a cutoff wheel to remove- a very hazardous procedure.(can not attach photo on this site)
05/20/2011164000
 Just finished repairing daughter in laws vehicle. a 1999 jeep grand cherokee.she complained of extreme gas fumes inside her vehicle. with a 1 year old and a 3 year old being transported in vehicle immediate attention was required.this is what i found. the ordinary steel fuel pressure connecter (disconnect) at top of fuel pump was completely rusted through and squirting a stream of gas, via rusted out pinhole,under pressure, all over top of fuel tank and surrounding area. thank god no ignition resulted,would have been catastrophic. connecter should have been either stainless steel or at least plastic at such an important location. plain steel should never be used at such an important location.as there are many many thousands of this year vehicles out there this is a ticking time bomb. even my vintage 1991 ford pickup used stainless steel at gas tank fittings. vehicle is second car and was purchased a few years ago. body is remarkable rust free for a salty n.y. s, vehicle. and is in good condition other than dangerous gas tank issue. it is only a question of time before a dangerous fire will occur in someone's vehicle and hopefully no one will die.this issue needs ,and must,be addressed . have attached photo of rusted disconnect and have retained the rusted connector. hope i did not waste my time with this important information and will expect a timely reply,yours,ben urgan. ---urganb@aol.com--- phone,315 8655932. address, 9545 luke rd.,marcy,n.y.,13403 p.s. connecter was so severely rusted and frozen to fuel pump outlet it had to slotted with a cutoff wheel to remove- a very hazardous procedure.(can not attach photo on this site)
11/03/200221000
 Our jeep 1999 was hit in rear end and burn , hurting the driver badly. the gas tank exploxed on inpact. this is very unsafe.
11/03/200221000
 Our jeep 1999 was hit in rear end and burn , hurting the driver badly. the gas tank exploxed on inpact. this is very unsafe.
11/03/200221000
 Our jeep 1999 was hit in rear end and burn , hurting the driver badly. the gas tank exploxed on inpact. this is very unsafe.
11/03/200221000
 Our jeep 1999 was hit in rear end and burn , hurting the driver badly. the gas tank exploxed on inpact. this is very unsafe.
08/26/200490000103/06/2004
 Fuel sending unit was giving false readings and would vary at any given time. condition lasted for several thousand miles before complete failure of sending unit. there are no recalls available for the 1999 model, only the 1998. *jb
09/14/1999508/04/1999
 Since puchase of vehicle there has been a vibration when applying brakes. took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced rotors. *ak consumer states that recall 00v136/man recall 879 explains the problems vehicle is experiencing, however consumer has been charged for all repairs. after running vehicle with a/c on for longer than an hour, the a/c stops cooling, a/c was blowing through defroster vents, found miscalibrated atc head. vehicle would cut off at idle. right rear window inoperable. crank sensor was replaced. *slc
04/01/1999
 Design of fuel door compartment allows pooling of excess fuel in event of accidental overfill.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
10/02/200025000102/01/2000
 When the vehicle makes around about turns with 1/2 tank of fuel or less it would either hesitate or stall intermittently. dealer was notified of this issue.*ak
07/06/200330000101/01/2000
 I have a 1999 jeep grand cherokee limited 4.7 litre. whenever the fuel is less than half a tank the engine stalls when taking a curve or making a turn.*ak i had to take to a ditch last week to avoid being run over by a semi when the engine cutout eliminating the chance for me to accelerate out of harms way. one local dealer acknowledges the existence of the problem - one denies they ever heard of it. a local mechanic talk show had someone with the same vehicle call in a coupld of weeks ago and they acknowledged their awareness of the problem when i called in today. a woman at chrysler headquarters last week put me on hold when i called in and when she came back she said she was reading a similar complaint. she then denied that there is any problem (because my vehicle is out of waranty). if someone has not already died as a result of this problem someone surely will. i would appreciate assistance on this matter. thank you! jeffrey c asplund 952-890-1969
12/01/2002780003010/01/2001
 The vehicle would not start; engine cranks w/o starting. initially it would crank for long periods, ie. 20 seconds, and start. then not at all. took it to dealer, who was aware of service bulletin issued re: fuel delivery system, at tank fuel pump problem. repair was made at cost of appr. $400.00. i feel this should be a recall and repair should have been made free of charge.
11/11/2002112/01/2098
 Intermittent hard starting or extended cranking. diagonois-fuel pump losing pressure due to fuel pump o-ring(fuel seal). dt
02/11/200203/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
02/11/200203/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
05/17/2000307/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
07/02/2001102/01/1999
 Took vehicle into dealership because engine' check light on; dealer removed fuel tank found that pressure line is seeping fuel from around it. replaced fuel pump module; reset 'check engine' light returned vehicle to me. date: 04/24/01. next . took car to dealership because 'check engine' light was on . dealer reset 'check engine' light and said could not find source of problem ; said system checked ok. returned car to me. i took car directly across the street from dealership to mobil gas station, filled-up gas tank, and fuel immediately began leaking from car from gas tank area; called dealership back , they sent technician to gas station to drive car back to dealership. next day they called me and told me, fuel pump module seal on top of gas tank was leaking; removed and replaced leaking fuel pump module seal. returned car to me. date: 07/03/01. *ak
06/01/200010010/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
03/04/1999402/01/1999
 Joe@mi-net.com : problems=steering, fueling, tran. slips 2nd-3rd,won't start, brake pulsation,shift to reverse loud clunk noise.
07/06/1999502/01/1999
 Won't start. bad fuel pump, national back order. still hard starting after replaced.
08/07/1999212/01/1998
 The car was hard to start and sometimes sluggish and occasionally surged suddenly on accelaration. the car was kept five days , a new fuel pump installed that failed completely on installation.with the number of tbs related to engine performance , starting etc. i would not think it totally unlikely the integrity of the fuel pump might be related to some of those. the engine accelrations were extreme and dangerous
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
06/01/2004609/01/1999
 99 jeep grand cherokee with engine problems customer states that the rpm's would immediately go up to the 200 or sometimes higher as soon as he starts up the car and also accelerate when the brakes are applied**cc the consumer stated various parts were replaced, however the problem returned. the consumers wife was driving, when all of a sudden the vehicle started to accelerate on its own, she applied the brakes as hard as she could, however the vehicle continued to proceed in a forward motion. the only solution was to place the vehicle into park. after placing the vehicle in park, the consumers wife placed it in drive again and immediately it started to accelerate uncontrollably. applying the brakes with full force did not solve the problem. when aaa arrived and started the vehicle, nothing happened. the sudden acceleration happened again while the consumers daughter was driving. during one of the sudden acceleration incidents, the consumers wife was injured. the right front wheel speed sensor was replaced. the coolant radiator fan relay and water pump were replaced. the air bag light was on, the transmission seal was leaking. the fuel pump was replaced. the right and left hub bearing were replaced. *jb
03/18/2003250001003/15/2003
 Consumer complained about a transfer case problem. when driving at approximately 40 mph there was a loud clanking sound coming from the front undercarriage. consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, and was told the vehicle had dusty brake pads, but that was not the issue. then, consumer was told that the constant velocity joints were leaking. also, consumer was told that the driveshaft needed to be replaced. consumer felt that the dealership did not know what the problem was, and perhaps was covering up the real problem. *ak recall campaign; component: fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system:injectors. the consumer stated that the vehicle would not start. the consumer stated that the engine had an extended crank before starting. fuel pump assembly and pump crank repair kit installed. the consumer stated that there is a shimmy when the brakes are applied. when sitting at a stop light having the vehicle in gear it vibrates. the left outer cv boot was leaking. the engine light came on. the consumer stated that the transmission slams into gear. *tc
04/04/200301/23/2003
 Bad rotors and bad fuel pump. *nlm
360001
 The vehicle failed to start, the consumer was informed the fuel pump needed to be replaced.*jb
 Plastic gas tanks are warping and separating from fuel pump, causing fuel spillage. dealer has been notified. please provide further information.*ak
04/22/2002101/08/2000
 Vehicle was parked and engine running, emergency brake not applied. vehicle suddenly kicked into reverse and took off, 2 young children inside. vehicle ended up in a ditch, no injuries. damage to vehicle unknown at this time.*ak the vehicle has long crank time when cold due to fuel upmp module failure. the right front window mulfunctions but the dealer could not duplicate the problem. yh
07/18/2000207/15/2000
 When shifting vehicle in reverse it makes a loud noise and vehicle jerks. dealership replaced tranfer case twice, and rebuiltd the driveshaft.*ak the vehicle would not start due to fuel pump failure. driver side wiper blade was worn out. rear differntial was worn, also the rotors were replaced, the fule injection was serviced cleaned the throttle body, power steering fluid was serviced,tires were rotated,pinion bearings, front axles seals replaced. *yh
03/24/2000509/22/1998
 When appyling brakes extreme vibrations occurs within front wheels due to pads / rotors and calipers prematurely wearing out, cause unknown. *ak dealer has replaced warped rotors and brakes several times, consumer has even had recall work done on rotors which is not resolving problem. door panel warped and splitting at bottom, dealer replaced. vehicle hard to start in the morning time, dealer replaced faulty fuel pump. *slc
201/01/1999
 Also had fuel pump failure in conjunction with transmission failure w/in the first year to year and a half of ownership of this vehicle. the dealer contacted chrysler, but i was not eligible for lemon law coverage. they did extend the warranty on this leased vehicle. (dealership) i have never felt safe in this vehicle, and i cannot believe that we paid $32500 for something that is only worth less than $10000 today. chrysler should buy these vehicles back from people, but they have been unwilling to assist.
08/04/20002
 When stopping, vehicle stalls and hesitates at acceleration, fuel pump failed. *slc
1
 Fuel pump failure, causing hesitation and acceleration problems. *slc
05/01/1999101/02/1999
 Abs light, and brake light came on, indicating a brake malfunction.*ak wiring to the right wheel speed sensor was cut by lower control arm. the vehicle has electrical and suspension problems. driver and passenger side power windows inoperative. fuel pump failed. vehicle is leaking transmission fluid due to pan gasket failure. fuel is leaking from fuel tank due to defective fuel sending unit seal. abs light, air bag lights are on and a/c blinkers are not working due to ignition switch looses. vehicle makes noise due to power steering gear assembly failure. *yh
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 Fuel pump failed. nlm
8
 Engine repaired eight times due to fuel pump, spark plug and oxygen sensor failures. yh
11/01/1998
 The rotors get warped after 3000 miles they fixed it 5 times and it is continuing again, i had the fuel pump replaced, the transmission slips forward after braking they clame that is normal, i had numerous electrical problems ( windows are not closing, radio, etc. *ak
02/29/20001
 Fuel pump failed causing loss of pressure. *mjs
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
11/01/20021
 The fuel line failed, which caused the vehicle to putter then stall. *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
 While turning igniton switch vehicle would not start without servel tries . dealer was contacted, and stated that fuel seal needed to be replaced. please provide further information.*ak
07/18/2000207/15/2000
 When shifting vehicle in reverse it makes a loud noise and vehicle jerks. dealership replaced tranfer case twice, and rebuiltd the driveshaft.*ak the vehicle would not start due to fuel pump failure. driver side wiper blade was worn out. rear differntial was worn, also the rotors were replaced, the fule injection was serviced cleaned the throttle body, power steering fluid was serviced,tires were rotated,pinion bearings, front axles seals replaced. *yh
05/01/1999203/01/1999
 Vehicle has suffered from warped rotors which were replaced twice on the front and once on the rear. no problems since 12998 miles. but i consider this to be due to poor quality. main issue reoccurring ,stalling problems while stopped in drive. vehicle has been in three times for checks to throttle body (cleaned and once replaced), software revisions and other settings, but stalling continued to manifest itself. has stalled 3 times in the last 3 weeks. contacted daimler chrysler who kept referring me to the dealer. but after multiple visits i have no confidence in their ability to address this problem. *ak
08/02/19995
 Vehicle has had continuous problem with the transmission slipping and lurching forward at stops. the transmission also intermittently slips and makes loud clunking noises while driving. dealer says that they do not find a problem. despite over 45 days at
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
690004
 The rollover valve gas tank and fuel pump leaked. also, consumer complained of brake problems, such as caliper replacement every 6 months. in addition, ignition malfunctioned. consumer attempted to start the vehicle at least 3 times before it actually started. *ak
08/21/200383469108/21/2003
 Leaking fuel tank. gas is leaking from the the vent seal ( weld ) at the top of the tank.this part cannot be replaced.the tank must be replaced. the jeep dealer said there are 700 tanks back ordered ! so there is a problem though jeep denies it. also the year 2000 grand cherokee has been recalled for the same problem with the same fuel tank. thank you. *ak
07/23/2003861231
 The consumer the check engine light continued to illuminate, upon inspection it was discovered there was an evaporation leak, the leak was in a roll over valve which was apart of the gas tank. *ak the consumer was told by the dealer, that over 500 gas tanks were on back order. *jb
05/19/200364590
 **safety issue ** after filling the gas tank, fuel spewed out of the bottom of the vehicle, forming a puddle approximately 2 ft in diameter. eventually it slowed to a drip. i took it to shakopee dodge to fix the leak. $374.19 later, it's fixed. i called chrysler to argue that i shouldn't have to pay for this, as it's a safety concern. they chose not to support me, and said they could do nothing.
02/28/2003530001
 After the vehicle was refueled, gas started to spill out of the tank.*jb
07/03/2000
 The gas tank was not filled to full, and there was a fuel leak which might cause a fire if there was a source of ignition. currently vehicle is at the dealer.*ak
04/01/1999103/01/1999
 Rear-back window leaked,reseal failed,had to remove window and reseal, took 4 days. front differential failed causing front tires to hop during tight turns,diff replaced took 3 days. when stopped at a stop light truck lurches forward almost as if hit from behind, this happens 1 sometimes 2 times at one stoplight, engine revs also increase when this happens, dealer cannot fix. gas tank is very hard to fill the pump stops before it is full and many times gas spills all over truck and pavement causing a fire hazzard, also gas cap is very hard to remove.
05/05/1999104/01/1999
 Rear pinion seal leaking at first oil change -took to dealer - they changed out the whole rear end -noise again in rear -took to dealer they said now it was in the front - took to different dealer - tried to fix - took back vehicle till they could get whole new front and `rear end parts in - this has been over a month ago- while waiting in line vehicle died and restarted - few days later vehicle died three times at high speed restarted but ck engine light stayed on -towed to dealer- they said they replaced crank sensor - noticed new o2 sensor as well - still waiting on other parts - passenger side window does not work - vehicle surges at constant speeds -stick shift hard to shift from park to reverse and drive and visa versa - interior lights dont come on when remote turned on to open vehicle- engine feels and sounds rough- alarm system lights go on and off by themselves- once the dealer gets the parts in i will be taking it back for the 6th time with our new complaints. *ak
07/14/1999311/01/1998
 Gas tank was replaced mid july of 1999. after that date, the check engine light appeared. service department claimed that the oxygen sensor was bad and replacing the part would fix the problem. the following day, the check engine light appeared again. dealership was notified, but the service department was too busy to service us in the next few days. we went down to orlando fl, where we purchased the vehicle, and they saw the car immediately. the service department's diagnosis was the same as the dealership in jacksonville, fl. oxygen sensor was reported as bad and replaced a second time in less than a week's period. the following day, on the way back to jacksonville from orlando, the check engine light appeared again and the dealership was notified in jacksonville. we are scheduled to have the car service again to correct the problem. furthermore, the car is now running rough; indicating that the light is not just a malfunction, put a potentionally serious problem.
03/04/1999402/01/1999
 Joe@mi-net.com : problems=steering, fueling, tran. slips 2nd-3rd,won't start, brake pulsation,shift to reverse loud clunk noise.
04/07/199910002/01/1999
 Gas spills / overflows on person at fueling, pump shuts off, with tank near empty.
 In examing the jeep grand cherokee, i notice the locatin of the fuel tank appeared to make it subject to rupture when the vehicle was subjected to a rear end collision, when the colliding vehicle submarined slightly. we are in the process of purchasing a jeep and would like your opinion. *ak
109/26/1998
 Gas tank is not easily filled, gas not allowed into vehicle on several occasions and spills out onto consumer.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
12/26/20027777202/15/1999
 1999 jeep grand cherokee laredo, 6cyl. mileage 78000. during refueling, fuel would not enter gas tank. after having one dealer look and state it needed gas filler tube which would have to be ordered. i manage to get gas in car and get home from 200 miles away. the next time i drove vehicle i notice gas leaking under the vehicle. took to local dlr, they had to replace fuel line to gas tank and filler tube. this was a $470.00 repair. this is the 2nd time i have had a problem with the fuel tank system on this jeep. this is a vary serious situation due to fumes getting into the passenger area and the possibility of a fire from leaking fuel running underneath the car. two other problems with this car is the transfer case leaks due to a bad o-ring(this is a 10 cent part that cost $500.00 to replace because the transfer case has to be taken apart), front wheel bearing going bad @ 78000 miles, replacement cost $400.00. ts
08/01/1999
 Fuel frequently sprays or spills out of fuel port during refueling. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
09/07/20081040001
 My daughter was driving her 1999 jeep grand cherokee down a twisty road at 40 mph, the car suddenly began to accelerate. she applied the brakes and the car would not stop or slow down. she tried to pull up on the gas pedal but the pedal would not release. she then turned the car off and managed to pull over to the side of the road. this happened one week after we had it at the dealership to replace the crank shaft and cam shaft position sensors because the car turned off on its own when she was driving it. we can no longer let her drive the vehicle as it is unsafe for her or anyone on the road. *tr
206/01/2001
 While driving or starting vehicle gas gauge drops to zero and low fuel light comes on. gas mileage computer also indicates zero. consumer does not know how much fuel is in vehicle. dealer contacted. *akjg
09/01/1999108/01/1999
 No summary
08/14/1999111/01/1998
 After having the gas tank replaced in mid july of 1999, i noticed after driving for over 100 miles, the gas needle on the dash would not move off of full. when i checked the overhead computer to determine how many miles i had until empty, it still showed the maximum. the problem was reported to the dealership in jacksonville and was supposedly taken care of. last night, my wife and 14 month old child were driving down i-10 and with a 1/4 tank still showing, the car just quit. it had apparently ran out of gas. my wife had to get someone to take her to a gas station and get some gas. after filling up, the same problem appeared as before. my wife was able to drive over 100 miles again without the gas needle moving off of the full position. the day before, my wife had only driven about 150 miles before the car needed to be filled up again. i believe the problem is directly related to the check engine light that is being serviced for the 3rd time now.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
690004
 The rollover valve gas tank and fuel pump leaked. also, consumer complained of brake problems, such as caliper replacement every 6 months. in addition, ignition malfunctioned. consumer attempted to start the vehicle at least 3 times before it actually started. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
05/01/1999101/02/1999
 Abs light, and brake light came on, indicating a brake malfunction.*ak wiring to the right wheel speed sensor was cut by lower control arm. the vehicle has electrical and suspension problems. driver and passenger side power windows inoperative. fuel pump failed. vehicle is leaking transmission fluid due to pan gasket failure. fuel is leaking from fuel tank due to defective fuel sending unit seal. abs light, air bag lights are on and a/c blinkers are not working due to ignition switch looses. vehicle makes noise due to power steering gear assembly failure. *yh
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
07/24/20031
 Consumer stated that while driving and without warning fuel tank cracked, causing fluid to leak out. dealer notified. *ak