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Old 06-19-2013, 10:28 AM
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

This one says otherwise:
Chrysler relents, agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps before deadline - Jun. 18, 2013
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

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Only 1.56 million of those vehicles are actually subject to a safety recall, however; all the Liberty SUVs and Grand Cherokees sold during the 1993 through 1998 model-years.

The remaining Jeep utes, Grand Cherokees marketed from 1999 to 2004, are covered by a much less extensive “service action,” according to Chrysler.

The difference is significant. The recall will involve installation of a protective shield meant to reduce the likelihood that in the event of a rear-end collision gas tanks mounted behind the rear axles of the two Jeep models might leak and catch fire.

A large portion of the roughly 1.2 million vehicles subject to the service action, however, will undergo no modifications. The only modifications would occur if one of those Jeep Grand Cherokees were equipped with an aftermarket trailer hitch, something that appears to increase the risk of a gas tank being damaged in a collision. In such an instance, Chrysler officials explained, the hitch would be replaced by a factory trailer hitch designed to minimize the risk of a fire."


Jeep recall smaller than first sought by US safety watchdog - NBC News.com
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

Wait, so WJ's get a shield and KJ's and ZJ's get a hitch?

Just for the record, I still personally maintain that this whole thing is a big load of BS.
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

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Wait, so WJ's get a shield and KJ's and ZJ's get a hitch?

Just for the record, I still personally maintain that this whole thing is a big load of BS.
...and they get a hitch ONLY if there is already an aftermarket hitch attached that might increase the chance of a tank puncture.
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

Looks like none of the KJ's I know are going to be affected then because they are all hitchless. Curious to see what the WJ "sheild" looks like. If I can cover it in carbon fiber wrap, I might actually go get it.
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

No freebies for you buddy.You have a Mopar hitch plus a tank skid so you can go blow yourself all to hell
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

I hope the fix is ORANGE...and YOU have to get it....
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

I don't care I like orange No freebies for me either.
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

Ha, you guys are funny. Dave's will come in toxic green, Tony's in orange. I agree that this is a load of BS, I keep having to tell a coworker that. Apparently everything you see on the news requires an overreaction. When asked if I felt unsafe and responded with a "NO" he looked at me like I was crazy. While that may be true, the WJ is still the best vehicle in its class, IMO.
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

I agree that the WJ is still the best vehicle for its time and style. I think that the circumstances of the recall is a little iffy. IMO, it seems to me as though with the amount of Jeeps produced to the number of incidents, it would not warrant a recall but certainly a deeper look into it. It seems as though someone who was affected by the lost of a loved one due to a fire, found out about this happening more then just a few times, and had some sort of power and leverage and made things happen.
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Ha, you guys are funny. Dave's will come in toxic green, Tony's in orange. I agree that this is a load of BS, I keep having to tell a coworker that. Apparently everything you see on the news requires an overreaction. When asked if I felt unsafe and responded with a "NO" he looked at me like I was crazy. While that may be true, the WJ is still the best vehicle in its class, IMO.
This is not just a problem with this recall. Our culture is hyper-sensitized to anything that can create fear. Look at political, religious, and other rhetoric. This is the 'Murican way.
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Re: Heads up on Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalls

The news also causes people to over-react. They heighten everything more then it should be.
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