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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2001, 05:47 PM
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How long do recalls last?

I called NHTSA hotline a few months ago and they said that recalls last 8 years. There are several recalls for my '88 that I'm sure weren't done on it. I was back-reading old posts and someone was mentioning taking in their '90 for some FREE recall work.
Was I misinformed about the 8 years?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 10:30 PM
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Re: How long do recalls last?

I took my 91 YJ to the Chrysler dealer in Conowingo Md. last year ( it was 9 yrs.old and I only had it a month or so ) and they looked it up on their computer and found out all but one of the recalls were done on mine and it was the fuel tank sending unit gasket, they fixed it ( and it was broke up pretty bad ) and it only cost me a little time waiting.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] If it was a one owner Jeep that you bought, it proably has had them done but I would still go and check it out all you have to loose is a little time, You could test drive ( break in ) a new TJ while you wait.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 10:23 AM
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Re: How long do recalls last?

Recalls which are safety related do not expire. Manufacturers can put expiration dates on other recalls and it is up to them how long they last. There is no set time period in general.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2001, 11:03 AM
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Re: How long do recalls last?

I have heard that the o-ring on the top of the gas tank has a recall? Is this true for my '89 YJ? Every time I fill up with gas, I have to be careful, otherwise my tank will overflow from under my Jeep. There are no holes in the tank (I think) and this I think is the only explanation (I don't want to have to take off the tank just yet).
If this is a recall - it would be considered safety related - right? And if so, if I bring it to a Jeep dealer and they won't fix it, who do I talk to?

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