Posted on: April 30, 2011
Jeep Grand Cherokees are could soon be recalled, under pressure by the Center for Auto Safety, according to news reports .
“The Center for Auto Safety is demanding the government recall 2.2 million Jeep Grand Cherokees, model years 1993 through 2004, because of what they say is a defective fuel tank design that can cause the gas tank to rupture in a crash,” according to news reports.
At least 55 people have been killed in accidents in their Jeep where fire was “the most harmful factor,” according to the Center.
The Center said the filler hoses are badly designed in the Jeeps, making them more susceptible to fire.
Chrysler disagrees with the Center, saying safety tests exceeds federal standards. The company added, “rear impacts resulting in a fire are extremely rare …[and] occur no more often in 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles than in peer vehicles,” according to news reports.
The debate is ongoing.
As a Greenville car accident attorney , I hope investigators can make the safest move for consumers. Consumer safety is the most important factor in deciding whether a vehicle or product should be recalled.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Greenville .