NHTSA OKs Chrysler's Recall Counteroffer For Jeeps

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 4:27 PM EST) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Friday that it accepted Chrysler Group LLC's recall of 1.56 million Jeep vehicles over concerns that a rear-end collision could cause them to catch fire, even though it does not address the high-speed crashes that prompted the agency to request the recall.

The agency asked Chrysler to recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles in June, saying their fuel tanks were more likely than comparable vehicles to catch fire in a rear-end collision. In a rare...
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