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HUGE ZJ RECALL
I'm posting this to the SWB forum as well because I know some of you have Grand Cherokees.
Everyone should know that Jeep is recalling 1.5 million Grand Cherokees due to a problem with the gear selector popping out of Park into Reverse with no operator interaction. This affect all Grand Cherokees from 1993-1998 with the automatic transmission.
From what I understand, the problem is caused when the vehicle is idling or the key is in the Run or Acc position. There have been over 600 complaints, two hundred injuries and five deaths from this problem.
Jeep will be sending out recall notices to owners of Grand Cherokees. Until yours is fixed, please please please make sure the gear selector is locked in Park when you leave the vehicle idling! Wiggle the selector and verify that it does not pop out. Using the e-brake is a good idea too.
I have no other information on this problem, I had heard about it somewhere last week and my local news channel ran a huge story on it last night. If anyone has other info, please post it here!
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