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Chrysler refuses to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees

After a recall of 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees was demanded by the Center for Auto Safety due to safety concerns, Chrysler has stated that they will not be recalling the vehicle because it poses no more risks than vehicles of similar designs.

The Center for Auto Safety demanded a recall of the vehicle because it says that the Jeep’s design poses significant safety hazards during rear-end crashes. The Jeep’s fuel tank is located by its rear axle and has been shown to rupture during rear-end crashes, causing the vehicle to catch on fire. In the past eleven years, 55 people have died in a rear-end accident where fire was a signficant cause of the death.

Chrysler changed the position of the fuel tank in 2005, moving it to the front. The company said that this change was made to increase cargo space and not for safety reasons. The NHTSA is currently investigating the Center for Auto Safety’s claims about the safety of the vehicle.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident involving a defective vehicle, please contact the Waukesha auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.

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