Jeep SUVs Pose Fire Hazards
Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Chrysler Auto Group agreed on a recall of around 2.7 million Jeep SUVs. The recalls include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, model years 1994-2004 and Jeep Liberty, model years 2002-2007. These vehicles were recalled due to a possible fire hazard. The plastic gas tank in these SUVs is lodged closely in between the rear bumper and the rear axle. This makes it easy for the gas tank to puncture in the event of a rear-end collision.
Gas leaks are very dangerous because they pose an extremely high risk for fires and burns injuries. Automobile engines operate at very high temperatures, so it is important for gasoline to stay contained in a safe place, not leaking out where it can be exposed to something hot. If you drive one of these vehicles and it has been recalled, it is important that you take action now. Recall inspections and repairs are done at no charge to the customer, and they will rectify the issue, insuring safety.
The recall comes on the back of massive recalls announced by GM this year due to a faulty ignition switch problem which has been linked to deaths and injuries. See our recent blog on the cars affected by the GM recall.
If you or anyone you know has been injured due to a gas leak in one of these Jeep SUVs, he or she may have grounds for legal action. Ensure that the injured person seeks the proper medical help, and then contacts an experienced personal injury attorney. Call the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757-455-0077, and visit us online at www.CooperHurley.com. When it really counts, count on Cooper Hurley!