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BobT 06-14-2012 10:37 PM

Fuel Tank Fire Probe - Grand Cherokee ZJ-WJ, Cherokee XJ, Liberty KJ
 
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Possibly 5.1 million vehicles involved.

kennzz05 06-15-2012 07:02 AM

Re: Fuel Tank Fire Probe - Grand Cherokee ZJ-WJ, Cherokee XJ, Liberty KJ
 
thats interesting wonder if they will include a new fuel pump with the tank??? if this goes thru

mely0228 06-20-2012 06:22 AM

Re: Fuel Tank Fire Probe - Grand Cherokee ZJ-WJ, Cherokee XJ, Liberty KJ
 
Yeah, I have heard of it also. In fact, in the article that I have read, it said that the stepped-up investigation is what the federal regulatory agency calls an Engineering Engineering Analysis. The next step in the agency protocol would be to launch a recall campaign. But Chrysler Group LLC, now controlled by Fiat SpA, denied the conclusion in a June 14 statement, saying it doubts the matter will lead to a recall. It said that Grand Cherokees are neither defective nor do their fuel systems pose an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety in rear impact collisions. Article source: NHTSA expands Jeep gas tank fire probe.

2005JGC 06-29-2012 12:37 AM

Re: Fuel Tank Fire Probe - Grand Cherokee ZJ-WJ, Cherokee XJ, Liberty KJ
 
5.1 MILLION vehicle possibly recalled for 15 fatalities and 46 injured on vehicles that some of which have been on the road since 93... I am no decider on the topic and no fatality is acceptable but the fact that the guy mentioned in florida, he was trapped in the freaking car, this was not just a love tap, they were PLOWED into or other systems in the vehicle were in disrepair (another thing to consider, when you have 1k dollar 20 yr old vehicles, there have been alot of hands working on these vehicles and a lot of problems not repaired on these vehicles. What tank would remain intact 100% of the time in an accident like that? I really dont see anything coming of this.

amc2002 06-14-2013 04:10 PM

Re: Fuel Tank Fire Probe - Grand Cherokee ZJ-WJ, Cherokee XJ, Liberty KJ
 
While I absolutely agree with Chrysler's decision on this, and think the NHTSA completely overstepped its bounds here, Chrysler/Jeep IS taking a pretty dramatic hit in the public eye. Maybe it would have been cheaper to just retrofit something? That *would* set a very bad precedent though -- that manufacturers are responsible for making sure their vehicles meet safety standards NOT yet in place when the vehicle is manufactured. Totally ridiculous:

Recall order signals dip for Chrysler and Jeep perception | YouGov - BrandIndex

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Dans04ltd 06-24-2013 05:22 AM

I spoke with Jeep/Chrysler. The fix Is the instalation of a mopar tow hitch. If there is an aftermarket hitch they will replace it with a factory item. If you don't have one they will install the factory item.
The fix does not address the fuel filler neck or a shut off valve or other gas tank shielding.
I have the mopar factory hitch so all I'm getting is the free "saftey inspection".
I wonder how much work this inspection will drum up to counter the cost of the tow hitch and rear bumper instalations????

bill_de 06-24-2013 05:32 AM

Re: Fuel Tank Fire Probe - Grand Cherokee ZJ-WJ, Cherokee XJ, Liberty KJ
 
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Originally Posted by amc2002 (Post 841792)
While I absolutely agree with Chrysler's decision on this, and think the NHTSA completely overstepped its bounds here, Chrysler/Jeep IS taking a pretty dramatic hit in the public eye. Maybe it would have been cheaper to just retrofit something? That *would* set a very bad precedent though -- that manufacturers are responsible for making sure their vehicles meet safety standards NOT yet in place when the vehicle is manufactured. Totally ridiculous:

In a way it's like drug companies being held responsible for drugs that passed FDA approvals and later developed problems. The FDA is never held responsible, at least that I know about.



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