A request by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) to recall 2.7 million Jeeps due to car accident deaths was recently refused by automaker giant Chrysler.
The NHTSA said the design of the gas tank used in Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Libertys is not safe. A Washington public interest group, the Center for Auto Safety, said there were 201 crashes with 285 deaths involving Grand Cherokees and 36 deadly accidents involving Libertys, sparking the federal investigation.
However, Chrysler argued that the gas tank design placed at the back of the rear axle of every Jeep is a standard design also used in many other vehicles. Chrysler also claimed that the accidents involving their vehicles were mostly caused by high-speeds and greater impacts.
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