Chrysler Refuses Feds' Request To Recall 2.7M Jeeps

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Chrysler Group LLC on Tuesday rejected the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's request that it recall 2.7 million vehicles because they could catch fire in a rear-end collision, saying the agency misanalyzed safety data.

NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation sent Chrysler a letter Monday asking it to recall Jeep Grand Cherokees from model years 1993 to 2004 and Jeep Liberty vehicles from model years 2002 to 2007. Crash data shows that the vehicles' fuel tanks are more likely than comparable vehicles to catch fire and...
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