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Chrysler Says Data Shows 1993-2004 Jeep Models Are Safe In Response to NHTSA Investigation

June 14, 2012

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group announced that it is cooperating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate 1993-2004 model-year Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokee, and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. Chrysler said it is studying publicly available data regarding more than 21,000 rear impacts in 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. NHTSA is investigating whether rear impacts could result in a fire, and Chrysler said that based on the data it has analyzed, 1993 – 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles are not at any greater risk of potential of potential vehicle fires in rear-end collisions than other similar vehicles.

Based on that data, Chrysler Group concluded that 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles are not defective and that their fuel systems don’t post an unreasonable risk to motorists.

“The 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and other subject vehicles meet or exceed all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards and have excellent safety records with hundreds of billions of vehicle miles driven,” read the statement from Chrysler Group.

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