For those of you driving a Chrysler vehicle, this is for you.
Chrysler has agreed to recall more than two million older model Jeeps that have a possible fuel tank problem - they can catch on fire in a rear-end collision.
The company had originally resisted such a move, but said too many customers had voiced concerns. The models include Jeep Grand Cherokees from 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Libertys from 2002 through 2007.
By recalling these vehicles, Chrysler avoided a showdown with government safety regulators that could have led to public hearings where witnesses would have discussed details of deadly crashes.
In a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was learned that the Jeep's gas tank can rupture if hit from the rear, causing a fire. In addition, they said that after a 3-year investigation, it was determined that 51 people had died in fiery crashes in Jeeps with gas tanks positioned behind the rear axle.
Chrysler told customers that dealers will inspect the vehicles and install trailer hitches to protect the gas tanks.
If you own one of these vehicles and have been injured or a loved one killed, it is strongly urged that you speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who has been successful in product liability cases.
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