Chrysler Group, in a rare challenge, is refusing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request to recall 2.7 million Grand Cherokees and Jeep Libertys.
NHTSA claims that the gas tank design used in 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokkes and 2002 to 2007 is unsafe.
“Chrysler says that the design of the gas tank cited by NHTSA — placed behind the rear axle — is a commonly accepted design used in many other vehicles. It also says that the fatal accidents that occurred involving the vehicles were almost all high-speed, high-energy accidents in which a different design would have made no difference,” according to CNN news.
“For example, it said one accident involved a tractor-trailer truck traveling 65 miles per hour that hit a stationary Grand Cherokee”
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