The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Jeep inadvertent air bag deployment

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ14001

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags: Roll Protection
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Driver Side Inflator Module
    Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module
    Air Bags:Side/Window

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: FAN BLADE FAILURE (ENGINE COOLING FAN)

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA05020

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling:Cooling System:Fan

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COOLING FAN BLADE FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE05039

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling:Cooling System:Fan

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE10031

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 23, 2010
    • Date Closed: June 14, 2012
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: Fuel Storage System Crash Related Fires

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP09005

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 06, 2009
    • Date Closed: August 23, 2010
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA12005

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  7. INVESTIGATION: ROLL-AWAY IN REVERSE WHEN PARKED

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA01017

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: Allege that the place the vehicle into park while stopped on a level surface and at some time after exiting the vehicle (this time varies from seconds to more than a couple of minutes), the vehicle begins to roll-away in reverse.