1997 Jeep GRAND CHEROKEE Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Rotor Recall

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1997 Jeep GRAND CHEROKEE Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Rotor Recall

 NHTSA Recall #8398
NHTSA Compaign #00V136000
MFG Compaign #879
 ManufacturerDAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
 SupplierJEEP
 BrandJEEP
 ModelGRAND CHEROKEE
 Model Year1997
 ComponentSERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
 Date of notification05/06/00
 Begin date of manufacuring01/07/95
 End date of manufacturing01/06/98
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received10/05/00
 Report created11/05/00
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units589000
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger and multi-purpose vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the states of connecticut, illinois, indiana, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, or wisconsin, and the district of columbia. The front disc brake rotors can experience severe corrosion if operated for an extensive period in the "salt belt." if the rotors are not replaced, the corrosion can eventually compromise the structural integrity of the stamped steel center hub section of the rotor.
 Consequence summaryThe reduced strength can allow the cast iron wear surface to separate from the hub, reducing the brake effectiveness of the vehicle.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace these rotors with rotors that are coated with a corrosion protection.
 Recall notesOwner notification began june 5, 2000. 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 1-800-992-1997. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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