After two weeks of waiting, Chrysler has agreed to comply with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) request to recall about 2.7-million Jeep SUVs.
When originally asked to conduct this recall, Chrysler told NHTSA that its own internal data did not show that an abnormal risk was apparent. The issue in question is potentially fatal fires following rear-end crashes in Jeep Grand Cherokees ranging from the 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Liberty SUVs built from 2002 through 2007.
Now, Chrysler has agreed to recall the vehicles in question, though the brand still does not agree that a safety defect is apparent. “Chrysler Group’s analysis of the data confirms that these vehicles are not defective and are among the safest in the peer group,” said Chrysler in a press release.
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Chrysler is issuing the recall to put its customers minds at ease, according to the release. “Nonetheless, Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles.”
A visual inspection will be performed on the affected vehicles, and the rear structure will be upgraded if necessary.
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