Jeeps Recalled for Rupturing Fuel Tanks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release regarding the recall of certain Jeep models. Apparently, there is a problem with fuel tanks rupturing, even in seemingly minor crashes. At this time, Chrysler has nearly 400,000 repair parts available for the recalled models. They’ve also reported that they will continue to manufacture these replacement parts until the consumer demand has been met. Chrysler is recalling an estimated 1.5 million vehicles due to the faulty fuel tank.
Jeep Models Being Recalled
• 2002 – 2007 Jeep Liberty
• 1993 – 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Rupturing Fuel Tanks
The recall of these Jeep models has to do with the potential for rupturing fuel tanks. The last thing you want to happen in any kind of car accident is a fuel tank explosion, leak or fire. This defect is particularly dangerous even when vehicles are struck from behind at low to medium speeds. This means that a minor fender bender could end in a catastrophic fiery crash. Unfortunately according to Chrysler, only about 3 percent of the vehicles have been fixed.
Getting Your Jeep Repaired
If your Jeep is being recalled, contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-247-9753 for repair service information. Getting your car repaired as quickly as possible needs to be a top priority. You don’t have any control over the distracted driver that rear-ends you at an intersection. This defective fuel tank could put you and your family’s life in great danger.
Checking Recall Status on Your Car
If you don’t have one of the Jeep models in question, but you still want to know if your vehicle is under a safety recall, there are a few different ways you can check. First, you can contact your vehicle’s manufacturer. They might have customer service numbers available at their websites or recall information already online. You can also use the NHTSA’s free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) lookup tool at Safercar.gov. Whether a recall is being conducted or not, if you think a defective part has caused your wreck or put your life in danger, contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible.