Huge Chrysler Jeep Recall

Huge Chrysler Jeep Recall

Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 21-Jun-2013

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps, involving the 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and the 2002 to 2007 Jeep Libertys.

The vehicles are being recalled because they may catch fire when struck from behind. However, according to the agreement, Chrysler will not necessarily be required to repair all 2.7 million vehicles. Public interest groups like the Center for Auto Safety wanted Chrysler to place a steel plate over the plastic gas tank. Instead, Chrysler will install a factory trailer hitch to provide protection in case of a low speed rear end collision.

Jeep Grand Cherokees from model years 1999 to 2004 will be inspected, if they have an after market hitch, it will be replaced with a factory hitch. Vehicles that already have a factory installed hitch will not have work done. Chrysler estimates it will do work on around 1.6 million vehicles including the 1993 to 1998 Grand Cherokees and the 2002 to 2007 Libertys.

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) said it was pleased that “Chrysler has agreed to take action to protect its customers and the driving public. Consumers impacted by the safety recall and consumer satisfaction campaign would have their vehicles serviced promptly once they receive notification from Chrysler.”

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