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Finally, Chrysler, the third-largest automaker, recalls 2.7 million SUVs, after refusuing a government request by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 weeks ago. It was determined that 50 people had died in fires after rear-end collisions.
After a 2 year investigation, it has been decided that a defective gas tank design is most likely the cause of the recall.
During this recall process, Chrysler will install "a trailer hitch on the SUVs to better manage crash forces in low impacts."
The 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty are the two models that have been revoked.
The company is very confident with their vehicles and insures the public that the Jeeps do not have a "safety defect." Therefore, Chrysler would rather call this process a "voluntary campaign, rather than a recall," because of the "perception that there is an issue with the safety record of these vehicles."
Source: Associated Press