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Old 11-10-2009, 07:52 PM
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NHTSA possibly investigating 1993-2004 Grand Cherokees

Keep your eyes on this one folks:

Here's the info from LeftLaneNews:
"Although no investigation has officially been launched, the NHTSA is considering a probe following a “defect petition” submitted by the Center for Auto Safety last month. The petition claims the fuel tank on 1993-2004 model year Jeep Grand Cherokees extends below the vehicle’s bumper, therefore creating a fire hazard.
“The fuel tank of the Grand Cherokee is plastic and extends below the rear bumper so there is nothing to protect the tank from a direct hit in a rollover or by a vehicle with a low front profile or one lowered by pre-impact braking,” the Center for Auto Safety said in its petition.
The Center for Auto Safety claims that 172 fire crashes can be blamed on the Grand Cherokee’s gas tank defect, resulting in 254 deaths – more than four times the fatal-crash-with-fire rate of other SUV model, according to Automotive News.
The Grand Cherokee’s fuel tank location was moved in 2005 and was given additional shielding.
Even if a defect is ultimately found, a recall could be a ways off as defect petitions can take up to several years to complete."

http://www.leftlanenews.com/nhtsa-co...-concerns.html
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Re: NHTSA possibly investigating 1993-2004 Grand Cherokees

WOW!

I'm glad I didn't get ass packed when I had my Jeep.
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Re: NHTSA possibly investigating 1993-2004 Grand Cherokees

If anyone wants to get rid of their firetrap on wheels, I will be happy to take any 93-04 Grand off your hands for a small fee. About $500 should cover my service.
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Re: NHTSA possibly investigating 1993-2004 Grand Cherokees

Hell, I have bottomed out my gas tank more times than I can count out in the hills on my old ZJ. But I do have a quarter inch skid plate covering it.

What about the old Cherokee Jeeps? They have the gas tank in the same place.
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Re: NHTSA possibly investigating 1993-2004 Grand Cherokees

Smear campaign!
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