Group Urges NHTSA To Recall Jeeps Over Fire Hazard

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 1:09 PM EDT) -- A consumer group has lodged a petition urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall a decade's worth of Jeep Grand Cherokees, saying versions of the vehicle that have the fuel tank located behind the rear axle pose a serious danger to drivers.

In a letter dated Friday, the Center for Auto Safety asked the NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation and recall all of Chrysler's 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees with fuel tanks behind the rear axle.

According to CAS, Grand Cherokees made between 1993...
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