NHTSA launches investigation into older Jeep Grand Cherokee fuel tanks | Rpmgo.com

It seems that the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee might have a potential problem with its rear-mounted fuel tank, at least according to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, which has just launched an investigation into this subject.

On the request of the Center for Auto Safety, the NHTSA has revealed that there are 44 cases where a rupture in the Gran Cherokee’s gas tank might have led to fire, after the SUV was involved in a car crash. The potential death toll might be as high as 55.

Bear in mind that the investigation is barely underway, and so far the NHTSA said that a thorough analysis is required to see if the fires had anything to do with a rupture in the fuel tank. Chrysler has revealed that it cooperate fully with the federal body.

Source: Business Week via Autoblog

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