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Chrysler Agrees to Recall 2.7 Million Jeep SUVs After Challenging U.S. Regulators

Chrysler Agrees to Recall 2.7 Million Jeep SUVs After Challenging U.S. Regulators

Chrysler has faced several issues this month with a series of recalled vehicles and requests from government watchdogs to issue a massive recall. In early June, Chrysler challenged the request of U.S. regulators to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeep SUVs due to an alleged design flaw with the vehicles’ fuel tanks that are mounted behind the rear axle. Although the NHTSA claims that the defect in the older Jeep models has caused approximately 51 deaths, Chrysler initially refused the government’s recall request.

According to NBC News, the government said “1993-2004 Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Liberty models have fuel tanks that can leak and catch fire in rear-end collisions.” Chrysler claimed that the design is common in other vehicles and argued that the fatal accidents associated with the Jeep SUVs were almost all at high speeds in which a different design would not have made a difference.

However, Chrysler has now agreed to comply with the NHTSA’s request to recall 2.7 million Jeep vehicles. According to an official statement on the manufacturer’s website, “Chrysler Group 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.” All vehicles that do not have a Chrysler trailer hitch will have one installed to protect the gas tank.

The company also emphasized that the recalled vehicles are safe. According to the Boston Globe, “Chrysler maintained that the vehicles aren’t defective, despite prior statements to the contrary from NHTSA.”  Although Chrysler has complied with the government recall request, the NHTSA will continue to investigate the issue.

Chrysler Recalls 630,000 Jeep SUVs Worldwide For Two Separate Problems

Chrysler Recalls 630,000 Jeep SUVs Worldwide For Two Separate Problems

Last month, Chrysler issued a recall for 469,000 SUVs after the manufacturer received 26 reports of crashes and two injuries associated with a gearshift problem.  The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2012 Jeep Commanders, and approximately 295,000 of the recalled SUVs are in the United States. The circuit boards of the recalled vehicles may transmit signals that may cause the vehicles to shift into neutral without warning and can increase th

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Faulty Airbags, Potential Lawsuits Lead to Separate Jeep and Kia Recalls

Faulty Airbags, Potential Lawsuits Lead to Separate Jeep and Kia Recalls

The Wall Street Journal reports that “Chrysler Group LLC said it is recalling 5,334 Jeep Wrangler vehicles from the 2008 through 2012 model years to fix a problem that could cause malfunctions in their airbag systems.” According to the report, this issue is limited to a small group of Wranglers which were sold in the United States with their steering wheels positioned on the right side of the vehicle. The news source explains that most of these vehicles are used for rural postal delivery.

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Chrysler Group Recalled 2007 Jeep Commander’s For Brake Dangers

Chrysler Group Recalled 2007 Jeep Commander’s For Brake Dangers

Chrysler Group notified owners that on certain utility vehicles, the software programmed into the ABS electronic control module could allow a momentary delay in braking when coasting up a hill during certain conditions. This could cause a crash without warning. More than 196,000 vehicles were involved in this recall.

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