97I002000: SHIFT INTERLOCK
1988 Jeep Cherokee
NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Model(s): 1984-95 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Campaign No: 97I002000
Number of Affected Vehicles: 2200000 Beginning Date of Manufacture: 1983 AUG Ending Date of Manufacture: 1995 JUL
Multipurpose passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions.
DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT:
This is not a safety recall in accordance with Federal Regulation 573. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency.
Drivers can mistakenly step on the accelerator pedal when they intend to step on the brake pedal.
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT:
Pedal misapplication by a driver can cause unintended acceleration.
Dealers will install a shift interlock on the automatic transmission of these vehicles.
Chrysler has decided to conduct a safety improvement campaign to install a shift interlock on these vehicles. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153.