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Old 02-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Surprised by service recall from Jeep

The OME gas tank skid pan for my '97 Wrangler was falling apart due to rust so I called Jeep to determine the size of my gas tank so I could buy a replacement skid pan. Upon telling them the VIN number, they said that a fuel sensor recall had never been done on my Jeep. The sensor is located in the fuel tank which had to be removed to install it. So, I bought a new skid pan for $127 and they installed it for free since they had to remove the tank to install the sensor! This is fantastic service for a 14 year old Jeep + I saved at least $200 on the job!

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:26 AM   #2
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I have a 97 tj as well should i call and see if i am affected? Or should i not even worry about it, the only issue i ahve is at most gas pumps i cant set it and let it pump, i have to hold it at a "perfect" angle but i assumed most jeeps had this same issue?

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Pull the nozzle out a little bit, it should work better then
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The sensor that was replaced in the OP's post was only the fuel gauge sender which tells the fuel gauge how much gas is in the tank. It has nothing to do with the issue raised in post #2.
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The recall was related to your gas gauge (as Jerry mentioned) but it only affected those people who had an issue where it showed more gas than was really in the tank. People were running out of gas so they issued a recall.

I have the opposite problem, mine shows less than what is really in there which also seems to be a common theme. When my gas light comes on I still have about 4 gallons in the tank so I never decided to do the recall.

Sometimes doing recall work can turn out bad, as in, they break something else and then you have to prove they broke it or they won't fix it. I have never dealt with this personally but just reading on the forums I have heard this, could be BS.
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Federal recalls are not restricted by the age of the vehicle. The manufactuer must notify and perform the repair for the registered owner. The problem is Chrysler did not know who owned the vehicle. You can call Chrysler and notify them that you are the current owner. If any new recalls are ever issued, you will be mailed a card. You can walk into any dealer with your VIN and they can look up if there are any applicable recals and if they have been done on your vehicle. There are also web resources that list recalls but it won't tell you if the PO had them done.
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The recall was related to your gas gauge (as Jerry mentioned) but it only affected those people who had an issue where it showed more gas than was really in the tank. People were running out of gas so they issued a recall.

I have the opposite problem, mine shows less than what is really in there which also seems to be a common theme. When my gas light comes on I still have about 4 gallons in the tank so I never decided to do the recall.

Sometimes doing recall work can turn out bad, as in, they break something else and then you have to prove they broke it or they won't fix it. I have never dealt with this personally but just reading on the forums I have heard this, could be BS.
What's funny about all this is what happened to me. Before that Safety Recall was issued to replace the gas gauge sender, my dealer replaced mine twice to get the gas gauge reasonably accurate. The last replacement worked great and my gas gauge was finally right on.

Then several years later, my Jeep was at the dealership for some unrelated matter and they discovered the Recall had not been done so they did it without calling me. Yep, you guessed it, the gas gauge's accuracy after the Recall was worse than ever.

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