Chrysler In Reverse - Jeep Maker Agrees to "Voluntary" Recall
Chrysler has reversed course and agreed to recall up to 2.7 million Jeeps, backing down from an earlier refusal to a federal regulators’ request to recall the vehicles.
Chrysler issued a statement that it had reached an agreement with the federal safety agency for a “voluntary campaign” to inspect and repair Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles with fuel tanks mounted behind the rear axles. The company initially refused the recall request. Despite the reversal, Chrysler in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintained that the vehicles in question are safe.
NHTSA has now issued a recall number (NHTSA: 13V252), which, despite earlier reports, is limited to the years 1993-1998 and 2002-2007. You can access the NHTSA report here.