Chrysler Group will conduct a voluntary safety recall of 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles for supplemental improvement in low-speed crashes. All 1.56 million vehicles will be inspected. If a vehicle doesn’t have a trailer-hitch assembly, Chrysler Group dealers will install a new trailer-hitch assembly to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.

Aftermarket trailer hitches will be inspected, and if the hitch is determined to be inadequate or if it has sharp edges, it will be replaced with a new trailer-hitch assembly. While vehicles with factory-installed and Mopar trailer-hitch assemblies will be inspected, it is likely that those vehicles will require no further action.

Chrysler will conduct a customer satisfaction action for the 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee to inspect aftermarket trailer hitches for any sharp edges and, if necessary, replace with a new trailer-hitch assembly. Owners of 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees do not need to bring in their vehicles for inspection if it doesn’t have a trailer hitch, or if it has a factory-installed or Mopar trailer hitch.

While analysis of data confirms that these vehicles are not defective and are among the safest in the peer group, Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles.

Chrysler Group regards safety as a paramount concern and does not compromise on the safety of our customers and their families.

Gualberto Ranieri