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Center for Auto Safety demands recall of Jeep Grand Cherokee for safety issues

The Center for Auto Safety recently demanded that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall all Jeep Grand Cherokees that were manufactured and sold from 1993-2004 because they pose a serious safety issue during accidents. The NHTSA has refused to issue a comment on the situation, but, if they were to issue a recall, it would involve 2.2 million vehicles.

The Center for Auto Safety found that the vehicle was dangerous after discovering that at least 55 people died after being involved in car accidents with the vehicle. The deaths were caused by fires that started because the Jeep’s fuel tank was located too close to its rear bumper, which became punctured during rear-end accidents.

Chrysler has objected to claims that the vehicle is unsafe because they say that it met all requirments during federal safety inspections. In 2005, the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s fuel tank was moved to the front of the vehicle, although Chrysler has stated that this change was not due to safety concerns.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in an accident involving a defective vehicle, please contact the Appleton vehicle defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.

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