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CAS demands recall of 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees

The Center for Auto Safety has recently demanded that Chrysler recall over 2 million of its Jeep Grand Cherokees that were manufactured from 1993-2004. Based on simulated crash tests, the CAS found that the Jeeps have a design defect that can cause them to burst into flames during a rear-end crash.

According to the CAS, the Jeep’s fuel tank is located behind the back tires, which can cause the fuel tank to become punctured in a rear-end accident and the vehicle to catch on fire. Statistics show that 55 people have died in the last eleven years after being involved in a rear-end crash in which the vehicles burst into flames, and fire was a significant factor in the deaths.

Chrysler has stated that they have no plans to recall the vehicles, stating, “…rear impacts resulting in fire are extremely rare…[and] occur no more often in 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles than in peer vehicles.”

If you or someone you love has been injured or died because of an automobile’s design defect, please contact the Lake Geneva auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.

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