Not long ago, Chrysler opted not to comply with a voluntary recall request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, arguing that they disagreed with findings which suggested Jeep Libertys of the 2002 to 2007 model years and Grand Cherokees of the 1993 to 2004 model years suffered from a safety defect. The NHTSA gave them a deadline to comply, however, and with the deadline looming, Chrysler changed its mind and decided to issue a recall. The worry was that the vehicles could be privy to a fire during a rear end collision due to gas tank design and placement. To correct the issue, Chrysler will install a factory trailer hitch if need be, which doesn’t go quite as far as the protective steel plate installation suggested by the Center for Auto Safety.
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