Jeep Grand Cherokee failed a moose test

Posted on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 , 09:07:58 byDan

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Jeep Grand Cherokee failed a moose test


Jeep developed the Grand Cherokee, an off-road powerful SUV that behaves just great on public roads. The carmaker is well known for its achievements, but now, it seems that a model failed a moose test in Sweden. For the ones that have problems understanding what a moose test is, here is a brief description. The moose test is a very fast emergency lane change maneuver that takes place at around 40 mph. Even if most of the vehicles pass the test with no problems, the Jeep Grand Cherokee got up on two wheels and almost rolled. The specialists pointed out that the model was running on 20-inch wheels, has electronic stability control and rollover protection. The carmaker was asked to put a stop sale on the Grand Cherokee in Sweden until they solve the problems and they also have to offer an explanation as to why the vehicles was in that shape and performed so poorly. In North America, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offered the Jeep Grand Cherokee four stars and even five stars for side impacts. The rollover resistance of the SUV only received three stars in the rear-wheel drive configuration and four-wheel drive models were awarded with four stars. Chrysler Group engineers made different attempts to reproduce the wheel-lift in a vehicle loaded the perfect amount. The extensive testing produced no such result. An evaluation was conducted in Sweden and witnessed by Chrysler Group engineers. After performing 11 runs, none reproduced the original event. The carmaker says the cause of the uncharacteristic result was obtained using a vehicle loaded over its weight specifications. Also, the maneuver performed is not certified by any regulatory agency and it is not used to establish any sanctioned safety ratings.