The federal auto safety agency recently revealed that auto manufacturer Chrysler only repaired 3 percent of the 1.5 million defectively designed Jeep vehicles recalled for a heightened risk of catching fire in rear-end crashes, ABC News reported on November 20.
In a letter sent to Chrysler on November 19, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged the automaker to hasten the recall of the affected vehicles that started over a year ago. In some cases, customers have reported that dealerships turned them away claiming lack of parts, or claiming that their vehicles don’t even need to be repaired.
NHTSA’s David Friedman also told Chrysler to confirm in writing that recalled Jeep owners are receiving truthful information and proper treatment at dealerships.
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