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Chrysler Refuses to Recall SUV’s with Fire-Prone Fuel Tanks

Posted on September 2nd, 2013

Recalls happen almost every day. A new drug on the market may be recalled for being harmful or malfunctioning equipment that can cause injury is taken off the market. When a recall is issued most companies take the matter seriously. However, in a rebellious move by Chrysler, the company has rejected the request to recall 2.7 million 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Liberty SUV’s to fix fire-prone fuel tanks.

Despite Chrysler calling the fuel tanks “safe and … not defective,” officials have linked 51 deaths to the plastic gas tanks built behind the rear axle. Because of the location of the gas tank, it is exposed to damage in a crash. Now, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is taking Chrysler to Court.

The NHTSA has suggested that Chrysler add a skid plate that would protect the tank in crashes. If Chrysler chooses not to do so, the Grand Cherokee and Liberty could be ruled defective in a public forum. If Chrysler gives in to the NHTSA, the company could avoid a lot of bad publicity and liability claims. But for now, they are still holding fast to their position that their vehicles meet all necessary safety standards.

If you have had a Kansas Chrysler SUV injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

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