Chrysler Voluntarily Recalls Millions of Jeeps

Posted on Jun 19 , 2013

After mounting pressure from the public and from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler backflips on their decision to recall millions of faulty Jeeps.  Initially, Chrysler refused the recall, adamant that there were no safety issues despite studies conducted by the NHTSA that proved that the placement of the fuel tanks behind the rear axle is a design defect that cause fires if there is an ignition source in a rear-end crash.  The fatal crash rates in these models are almost double of comparable models such as the Chevy S10 Blazer, Ford Explorer, Toyota 4Runner, Isuzu Rodeo, Isuzu Trooper, Mitsubishi Montero, Suzuki Sidekick and Suzuki XL-7.

Chrysler released a statement that they will, “conduct a voluntary campaign with respect to the vehicles in question that, in addition to a visual inspection of the vehicle will, if necessary, provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts” and adds, “Chrysler Group regards safety as a paramount concern and does not compromise on the safety of our customers and their families.”

If you are concerned about a Chrysler recall on your vehicle, visit

http://www.chrysler.com/webselfservice/chrysler/index.jsp to find our more information .

Sources:

http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor-news/chrysler-backflips-on-27m-car-recall-20130619-2ohpr.html


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