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Twice Bailed-out, Fiat-owned Chrysler defies fuel tank recall
June 5, 2013, 23:02
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NHTSA based its decision on an investigation launched in August 2010, after complaints by consumer advocates that the fuel tanks in some Jeep vehicles leaked and caught fire after rear-end crashes.

The agency ultimately found that the fuel tanks on 1993 to 2004 Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Liberty SUVs — which are mounted behind the rear axle — are significantly more likely to leak and cause fires than those on comparable vehicles.

Its analysis found that vehicles such as the Toyota 4Runner, for example, were involved in similar fatal fires at only about one-fifth the rate as the Grand Cherokee.

via Chrysler defies request for Jeep fuel tank recall – latimes.com.

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