Differences Settled After Consumer Revolt
Larry Jewett - June 18, 2013 04:57 PM
Chrysler Group LLC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have resolved their differences with respect to NHTSA’s request to recall 1993-2004 Jeep® Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles.
As a result of the agreement, Chrysler Group will conduct a voluntary campaign with respect to the vehicles in question that, in addition to a visual inspection of the vehicle will, if necessary, provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.
Chrysler Group’s analysis of the data confirms that these vehicles are not defective and are among the safest in the peer group. Nonetheless, Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles.
Chrysler Group regards safety as a paramount concern and does not compromise on the safety of our customers and their families.
The matter drew national attention after more than 127,000 people demanded a recall on the vehicles that the nation’s top auto safety officials say caused more than 51 people to burn to death.
In recent days, signers of Jenelle Embrey’s petition on Change.org who owned Jeeps covered by the recall took their vehicles to their local dealerships to demand that their vehicles be made safe.