DaimlerChrysler is recalling over 1.1 million 2000-2002 Jeep Wranglers, 2000-2001 Jeep Cherokees and 1999-2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees that were manufactured between June 1998 and March 2002 due to a mainfold. design flaw.
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines, the design of the intake and exhaust manifolds could allow debris to accumulate at the #3 cylinder location, possibly resulting in a vehicle fire.
Dealers will install a manifold shield to modify the airflow characteristics and to prevent the accumulation of debris in the area of the #3 cylinder. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began May 13, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Liberty Sales Improving
Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 202,822 units for June, a four percent decline compared to the same period last year.
Sales of the Jeep(R) Liberty rose to 13,243 units in the latest month. That result marked a 55 percent gain from year-earlier levels, which was the second month of sales for the new compact sport-utility.
Month Sales DR % Sales CYTD DR %
Model Curr Pr Change Curr Pr Change
Yr Yr Yr Yr
Wrangler 6690 7861 -12% 31908 36803 -13%
Cherokee 0 8606 -100% 0 60585 -100%
Liberty 13243 8884 55% 73642 10486 0%
Grand Cherokee 16149 16813 0% 103298 107531 -3%
JEEP BRAND 36082 42164 -11% 208848 215405 -2%