Chrysler agrees to inspect, modify older Jeep SUVs
Chrysler Group and federal safety officials have resolved, for now, a standoff over model recalls the government had sought over fire dangers it alleged affected some older Jeeps SUVs.
On Tuesday, Chrysler announced a voluntary campaign to inspect the older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs in question, and, if necessary, the automaker will provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.
Chrysler insists its research data show that these vehicles are not defective and are among the safest in the peer group. But the automaker conceded that the controversy has worried some of its customers and said it wants to work with NHTSA to provide additional safety measures in its vehicles.