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Up to 1.56 Million Jeep Owners Will Get Free Trailer Hitches

Chrysler Group has agreed to honor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s request to recall Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs, but only after NHTSA cut the number of affected Jeeps from 2.7 million to 1.56 million. The automaker says in a blog post that it “will conduct a voluntary safety recall of 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles for supplemental improvement in low-speed crashes.” The fix? A trailer hitch assembly ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Denies NHTSA's Request to Recall 2.7 Million Jeep Vehicles

2002 Jeep Liberty/Getty Images When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requests a recall, automakers usually comply. However, Chrysler Group is refusing NHTSA’s request for the automaker to recall 2.7 million 1993-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty SUVs. USA Today writes, “NHTSA says the rear-mounted gas tanks in those vehicles are too vulnerable to leaking and catching fire in a rear-end crash.” Chrysler says that the vehicles in question are safe, and that the automaker has been working with NHTSA ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty

Jeep Cherokee Revealed Ahead of N.Y. Auto Show Debut

Chrysler Group pulled the cover off the all-new Jeep Cherokee SUV last week, ahead of the model’s official unveiling at the New York International Auto Show later this month. Many publications, including Kicking Tires, acknowledge the Cherokee as the replacement for the Liberty, which was produced through August 2012. The Liberty debuted as a 2002 model and was a replacement for the last Jeep Cherokee.  In a press release, Chrysler Group says the new Cherokee will offer “exemplary on-road ... continue reading»

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Nearly 745,000 Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs Recalled for Defective Airbags

Last Week, Chrysler Group announced that it will recall about 745,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs because of faulty airbags. The recall applies to 2002 to 2004 Grand Cherokee and 2002 to 2003 Liberty models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a part of the airbag control module may not work properly and could deploy the front and side airbags without warning while the vehicle is being driven. Seatbelt pretensioners could also be triggered if the ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Model News

Investigation into Jeep Fires Expanded

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded and upgraded its investigation into the cause of fuel tank fires in about 5.1 million Jeep SUVs built between 1993 and 2007. “NHTSA said it has records of 15 fatalities and 46 injuries in crashes that included fuel-tank failures,” reports The Wall Street Journal. NHTSA’s investigation is probing into claims that it’s more common for certain Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Liberty models to catch fire when ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, NHTSA, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty

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