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Jeep recall

JEEP is recalling 19,000 Cherokee 4x4s after discovering a potential weak point in the steering mechanism. All right hand drive vehicles sold in the UK between January 1993 until the last of the 1996 model year vehicles are affected, although Grand Cherokee and 1997 specification Cherokees are not involved.

Jeep put out the recall after discovering the weakness in the steering box mounting joint in around 10% of vehicles. In two extreme cases, the vehicles' steering was quite severely affected by stress fractures in the box.

A Chrysler spokesman said the steering of vehicles affected by the problem may feel a little vague, but no accidents had resulted from the defect. Chrysler is requesting owners to take their vehicles to their local dealer where checks will be carried out and any remedial work carried out free of charge.

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