Chrysler has recalled 2.7 million older model Jeeps due to a fuel tank issue. This recall comes after a near-public relations nightmare with government safety regulators. Chrysler chose to recall the vehicles rather than have the dispute lead to court.
The government has been pushing for a recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees, years 1993 through 2004, and Jeep Libertys, years 2002 through 2007. The issue that is present with the Jeeps is that the fuel tank can rupture if the vehicle is hit from behind, spill gas, and cause a fire. An investigation conducted from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 51 people have died in crashed with these vehicles.
To solve the problem, Chrysler has stated that dealers will inspect the vehicles and install trailer hitches to protect the gas tanks. They will also replace broken hitches and hitches that are not from Chrysler.
If you have driven one of the above vehicles and were involved in a crash that resulted in a ruptured gas tank and fire, call our Ohio products liability claims lawyers. If such an accident caused you or a loved one serious injury or death, our attorneys can help to answer any questions that you may have.
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