5.1 million Jeeps are under investigation for fire risk

5.1 million Jeeps are under investigation for fire risk

The NHTSA together with the Chrysler Group have recently opened a huge investigation related to the rear fuel tanks of certain models, that covers 5.1 million Jeeps. It seems that authorities are leaving nothing to chance these days as there used to be times when deaths caused by car crash were considered to be the drivers' fault. Posing a potentially serious fire risk in case of a rear-end collision, the affected models are the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees, 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty. Due to this fire issue, 15 people have died, while other 46 have suffered serious injuries. Dennis Virag, president of Automotive Consulting Group in Michigan, stated that Chrysler could be set back considerably with the number of vehicles involved, as well as the potential severity of the problem, adding that the reputation would also be affected, regardless of material cost.


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