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Chrysler is recalling over 919,000 Jeeps Grand Cherokees 2002 – 2004 and also the Jeep Liberty 2002 – 2003. My own Jeep actually already have the airbag light on, and they said on the letter that it might explode while am driving the car. At least I am revealed to know that a few seconds before it happen, the airbag light will blink (big LOL on this one) .
Parts did not arrive yet to Los Angeles so we still need to wait. I also been told that they will not provide a replacement car while they are fixing the issue. Also being told that it will take about 2 – 3 hours to fix it and if you live 10 miles or less away from the dealership, they will pickup and drop the car for me. If I was a few years younger I would have thinking about what would happen if the airbag will deploy (nobody get hurts!) , and I crash the 2002 jeep, and get the new ones with the new design. That would have been cool! but no, I do not want to get surprised by this.
What should I do? Contact your local Chrysler / Jeep dealership and tell them about the letter. Also wait for the second letter indicating that the replacement part is in stock. I cannot recommend you driving your car if your airbag light is on. If it is blinking or illuminating it is time to run away. They told me to keep driving it and that only a few cases happen that the airbag actually got deployed (215 cases of airbag deployed while driving 81 minor injuries and a whole lot of lawsuits!).
SAFETY RECALL M35/NHTSA 12V-527
AIRBAG SYSTEM OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE
This interim notiﬁcation letter is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Trafﬁc
and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
- Chrysler has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in some 2002 through
2003 model year Jeep@ Liberty and 2002 through 2004 model year Jeep@ Grand Cherokee vehicles.
The problem is… The Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module installed in your vehicle
(VIN:——————————————- ) has a small chance of experiencing an
electrical overstress condition. Should this overstress condition occur, it could
damage one of the ORC’s computer chips. A damaged computer chip could
cause the airbag light to illuminate, followed almost immediately by an
j inadvertent deployment of the front airbags (Liberty and Grand Cherokee) or
f side airbag curtains (Grand Cherokee only). Inadvertent deployment of the
ll airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
l What Chrysler is Chrysler intends to repair your vehicle free of charge (parts and labor).
doing….. Unfortunately, the parts required to provide a permanent remedy for this
condition are currently not available. Chrysler is making every effort to obtain
a follow-up recall notice, when the remedy parts are available.
NOTE: The AIRBAG warning light will go on for a few seconds after you start your
vehicle and then goes out. This is part of the self-test diagnostics of the airbag
system and indicates the airbag system is functioning properly. No action on
your part is required for this condition.
What you must Once you receive your follow-up recall notice in the mail, simply contact your
do to ensure your Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge dealer right away to schedule a service appointment. Ask
safegv… the dealer to hold the parts for your vehicle or to order them before your
If you need If you have questions or concerns which your dealer is unable to resolve, please
help… contact the Chrysler Group Recall Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403.
Please help us update our records by ﬁlling out the attached prepaid postcard, if any of the conditions
listed on the card apply to you or your vehicle. You may also update this information on the web at ‘
If you have already experienced this condition and have paid to have it repaired, please send your original
receipts and/or other adequate proof of payment to the following address for reimbursement: Chrysler
Customer Assistance, P.O. BOX 21-8007, Algura Hills, MI 48321-8007, Attention: Reimbursement.
Once we receive and verify the required documents, reimbursement will be sent to you within 60 days.
If your dealer fails or is unable to remedy this defect without charge and within a reasonable time, you
may submit a written complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traﬁic Safety Administration,
1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at
1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but we are sincerely concerned about your safety. Thank you for your
attention to this important matter.
Customer Services / Field Operations
Chrysler Group LLC
Notiﬁcation Code M35
Note to Iessors receiving this recall: Federal regulation requires that you forward this recall notice to the lessee within 10 days.
VlN (Last8Characters ofvehicle Notiﬁcation Code
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El My vehicle was inspected and found to be ok.
EJ My vehicle was repaired.
This vehicle was (check one if applicable):
El scrapped El stolen E] exported
This vehicle was sold to (check one if applicable):
El A dealer, or someone whose name and address is unknown.
El Someone other than a dealer (type or print the new owner’s
name and address below).
Date of sale:
Updated name and address (type or print the new owner’s name
and address or your new name and/or address if it has changed):
Owner’s title (check one if applicable):