Grand Cherokee Fuel Tank Fires

Chrysler defies request for Jeep fuel tank recall – 6/5/13

By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2013
For two decades, some Jeep SUV models have shown an alarming tendency to burst into flames after rear-end collisions. At least 51 people have died.

On Tuesday, after a two-year investigation, federal safety regulators identified a likely cause — defective fuel tanks — and called for parent company Chrysler to issue a massive recall of 2.7 million vehicles. The decision marked a victory for safety advocates who have compared the Jeep fires to the 1970s crisis involving fire-prone Ford Pintos.

ABC News Video: Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty Fires

Chrysler resisting U.S. recall of 2.7 mln Jeep vehicles – 6/4/13

* Chrysler resists recall requested by U.S. regulators

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Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for a Recall of 5 Million Jeep Grand Cherokees – 5/23/13

The Center for Auto Safety is asking top officials at the Chrysler Group and its parent company, Fiat, to recall about five million vehicles. The nonprofit consumer advocacy group said, “Children are dying in Jeeps in rear-impact fires.”

In a letter to John Elkann on Wednesday, Fiat’s chairman, the center cited the deaths of three children since 2006 in fires that occurred when the Jeeps in which they were riding were struck from the rear.


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