Our Toledo, Ohio car accident injury lawyers are always on the lookout for vehicle recalls that could affect consumers.
According to the Jere Beasley Report a consumer advocacy group has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 3 million Jeep Grand Cherokees that have a potential fire danger from their gas tanks.
Grand Cherokees from the 1993 through 2004 model years have “a fatal crash-fire occurrence rate that is about four times higher than SUV’s made by other companies,” Clarence Ditlow, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, wrote in the request to the federal highway safety administration.
Mr. Ditlow states that he told the agency that his search of its Fatality Analysis Reporting System found 172 fatal fire crashes resulting in 254 deaths between 1992, when the Grand Cherokee was introduced, and 2008. Nearly all of the fires and fatalities occurred in Grand Cherokees made before the 2005 model year.
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