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I don't know about you guys, but everything about this screams BS to me. The newest jeep on this list is a decade old and any vehicle I have owned in that time has had a has tank mounted between the bumper and rear axle. I love free parts as much as the next guy, but I don't see how this should turn into an actual recall based on what I have read about it. Go jeep...fight the power
 

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Sergio was probably overheard making a negative comment about Obama. Next week the IRS will show up to audit Jeeps's books.

Now they'll probably show up at my door too. :D



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This does scream vendetta to me, since it only targets one brand.

And bill_de just got us all audited by association, now Jeep Garage will be added to the list of terroristic organizations, lol.
 

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Hypothetically, if the recall went through how would they even fix this? Put a big old skid plate between the tank and axle?
 

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Who knows...armor plating between the bumper and the tank? I certainly wouldn't mind a new tank skid, but I think this whole thing is nuts. I understand the need for manufacturers to provide safe products, but come on...does it need to be bomb proof? How many people further expose tanks with body lifts? How many people lower their rides and now can easily submarine the back of any SUV in a collision?
 

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Don't think there's ever enough fuel in mine to ignite! 3.88 per gal around me. Smh.
 

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Ford blazed the way with the Pinto :slapfight:
:rolllol: Both figuratively and literally!

First of all my condolences to the friends and families who's loved ones were lost in such a fashion.

Did NHTSA reach some magical number that triggered this call for action?

I think our national bridge infrastructure is in more dire need of a recall IMO.
 

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:rolllol: Both figuratively and literally!

First of all my condolences to the friends and families who's loved ones were lost in such a fashion.

Did NHTSA reach some magical number that triggered this call for action?

I think our national bridge infrastructure is in more dire need of a recall IMO.
Good call...I completely agree. I've seen potholes that are more dangerous. MUCH more dangerous.
 

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If the only time this happened was when the vehicle was lifted I don't think this would be an issue as when you lift a vehicle you assume the risk of changing the safety measurements for the vehicle. This more happened due to bone-stock vehicles being involved I believe.
 

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Recall doesn't make sense to me, I have a 1/4' skid over the backside of mine though, before I switched bumpers that thing was looking like a meatball on the back of my lifted WJ.
Lets just hope if recall goes through they come up with a workable fix. I'd end up with a pretty expensive toy if they get taken off the roads.
 

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The newest jeep on this list is a decade old...
2007 Jeep Liberty is not a decade old. I actually don't think a 6 year old vehicle is terribly old.

Personally, I would like more information on what makes this design different from other vehicle's designs. What exactly makes it more dangerous and in need of a recall? With so many of these vehicles on the road, why hasn't this been brought to anyone's attention before now?

Don't think there's ever enough fuel in mine to ignite! 3.88 per gal around me. Smh.
Right now, I wish our gas was that "cheap". We're sitting at $4.25 in South Central Indiana.
 

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I remember it was a year ago that this issue was beginning to be looked into heavily and researched and it was discussed here, I'm sure a quick search would dig up those threads.

The issue from what I remember is that the tank bends/breaks during an accident and a spark happens and the fuel/fuel tank ignites.
 

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They can recall just so I can get a better skid plate. I've smashed that "brush guard" so many times and it does its job by taking the beating for the fuel tank. I think if my fuel tank didn't burst on hell's revenge when I hit it hard on the exit, it should be good for any impact. I do think something should be done, but as well when they compared to the Explorer as its "safer", I've seen a lot of those 95-01 Explorers wrecked in the junkyard that the front end is burnt to a crisp.
 

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Ahhh....the 95-01 Exploder....the official training vehicle of Al-Quida
 
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