Last month, a West Virginia couple became the latest to die when their Jeep Liberty caught fire following a rear-end collision.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
The consumer advocates at the Recall Resource Center are announcing new information on the site for those who own or have been in accidents involving recalled Jeep vehicles. A new report indicates the necessary parts for a recent Jeep recall meant to address rear-end collision fire risks may not be ready until August of this year*.
The Jeep Recall Resource Center is a free resource created for owners of select Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee vehicles, as well as those involved in accidents with these vehicles. Visitors can get the latest recall information, avoid potential dangers, and decide if they need legal advice.
Last June, Chrysler and Jeep agreed to recall 1.56 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs after the NHTSA advised they may be more likely to catch fire in rear-end collisions due to fuel leakage and gas tank puncture**.
The recall affects 1993-1998 Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Libertys, and comes after a two-year study linked at least 51 deaths to the vehicles**.
As part of the recall, Jeep will inspect the included vehicles and install trailer hitches to protect fuel tanks that may be ruptured or punctured in an accident***. However, the NHTSA originally wanted 2.7 million Jeep recalled, and experts question whether the repairs will solve the problem***.
Now, the resource center has learned that the parts necessary to begin the repairs will likely not be ready until August, more than a year after Chrysler originally agreed to the recall*.
Last month, a West Virginia couple became the latest to die when their Jeep Liberty caught fire following a rear-end collision****.
Lawyers are offering help to those injured or who lost a loved on in an accident with a recalled Jeep vehicle. Anyone affected is encouraged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options. The Recall Center only recommends lawyers who have already handled Jeep recall lawsuits.
Visit http://www.JeepRecallLawsuit.com today for more details on the recall, affected vehicles, repair options and legal news, or to speak with a lawyer.
*Dow Jones Business News, 4/11/14; nasdaq.com/article/chrysler-will-take-a-year-to-begin-jeep-recall-20140411-00730
**USA Today, 1/9/14; usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/01/09/jeep-liberty-grand-cherokee-recall-gas-tank-fires-trailer-hitch-nhtsa/4397397/
***The New York Times, 1/10/14; nytimes.com/2014/01/11/automobiles/chrysler-to-recall-fire-prone-jeeps-to-add-trailer-hitches.html?_r=0
****Herald Mail Media, 3/25/14; heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/ruptured-fuel-tank-believed-to-have-caused-death-of-falling/article_46e414ce-b471-11e3-a9f6-001a4bcf6878.html