Chrysler hasn’t yet enforced a recall for 1.56 million Jeep vehicles that could pose a fire hazard to drivers and passengers.
Chrysler announced the recall last June after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigated some complaints over the affected Jeeps. Neither Chrysler, nor Jeep commented on the delayed enforcement of the recall.
In order to improve the safety of the vehicle, a trailer hitch will be installed to protect the gas tank from damage and fire. Owners of the affected vehicles were told in a letter last December that Chrysler is currently in the process of producing the parts needed for repairs.
Vehicular defects may lead to serious injury and even death. If you were involved in an accident and sustained an injury due to the negligence of another person, you could be entitled to financial compensation for the losses. The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, work for the people of Nashville that have been injured in auto accidents. To discuss your legal options and how we may be able to help, call 615-277-2765.
Automaker giant, the Chrysler Group, agreed to recall 2.7 million Jeeps with gas tank defects, according to a statement released on June 18.
A cost estimate by the Center for Auto Safety said it will cost Chrysler around $300 million to install the necessary parts that will address the problem. Chrysler said they will not repair all the 2.7 million Jeeps, but are likely to only repair fewer than 1.6 million vehicles, including the Grand Cherokees and Libertys that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested for recall.
Chrysler announced this recall right before a deadline that would have resulted in the company potentially facing high profile public hearings.
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