Chrysler is refusing to recall 2.7 million of its cars after a government request made on June 3, 2013. The request was prompted by alleged design issues with certain Jeeps’ fuel tanks which, when rear-ended, cause the cars to burst into flames.
In a letter sent to Chrysler, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested the voluntary recall of Chrysler’s 2.7 million 1993-2004 model year Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs. This request was the result of an investigation lasting three years into the alleged issues with Chrysler’s fuel tanks. The automaker, however, claims that the NHTSA is unfairly applying new safety standards to older vehicles.
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