Up to 5.1 million Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Liberty model SUVs may be subject to one of the largest recalls in history, depending on the results of an engineering analysis by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The investigation centers around whether the Jeep models in question are subject to a higher rate of bursting into flames in a rear-impact accident than other similar vehicles in the same class. The NHTSA upgraded the investigation on Thursday to include three models of Jeep vehicles for model years 1993 to 2004.
“NHTSA’s assessment of the data collected … indicates that rear-impact-related tank failures and vehicle fires are more prevalent in the [Jeep Grand Cherokee] than in the non-Jeep peer vehicles,” an investigation summary from the NHTSA said Thursday.
Because I own two of these bitches..
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun…
ugh… I may need someone to carry me home…tonight.
- More Than 5 Million Jeep Vehicles Under Investigation for Deadly Fires (fox8.com)
- Over 5 million Jeep vehicles under investigation for deadly fires (cnn.com)
- Government expands probe of Jeep gas tank fires (miamiherald.com)