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Chrysler Struggles to Repair Recalled Jeeps

Destiny Baker3 years ago

It has been fourteen months since Chrysler agreed to recall roughly 745,000 Jeep Grand Cerokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles, but only about 6 percent of the vehicles have been repaired.

Consumers Angered by Chrysler’s Lack of Action

  • According to the New York Times, 94 percent of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty recalled by Chrysler in connection to a 2011 investigation have yet to be fixed.
  • None of the 408,000 2002-2004 Grand Cherokees have received repairs and only about 47,000 of the 337,000 2002-2003 Liberty have been repaired according to Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began its investigation into the Jeep vehicles after receiving reports of front and side air bags inadvertently deploying.
  • In total, the administration received 131 reports resulting in 62 injuries and two reports of drivers losing control of their vehicles and crashing after an air bag deployed.

Toyota Involved in Similar Recall

  • Toyota also issued a recall after receiving similar reports.
  • In January 2013, the company recalled approximately 888,000 Corolla, Matrix and Pontiac vibe models.
  • Both Toyota and Chrysler used an air bag component manufactured by TRW Automotive, but Toyota has seen significant success in completing their recall with roughly 26 percent of their vehicles already repaired.
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