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90_Exit9
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:41:20 AM

Chrysler Group will formally respond Tuesday to the government's request for a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps that safety officials say pose too great a risk of fire in a rear-end accident.
Chrysler stated last week that it will not comply with the recall demand, arguing that the vehicles are safe.

The automaker also claimed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's analysis is faulty and that most of the deaths involved high-speed accidents in which modifications to the gas tank of the vehicles would not have made a difference.

But if it does not comply with the recall, it faces the prospect of high-profile public hearings with testimony from both car safety advocates who have pushed for the recall, as well as the parents of children who burned to death in fires. Experts
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 11:26:26 AM

A no win situation.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 8:18:37 AM

I hope they are right and win. Somebody needs to stand up to government bullying.
lindalm25
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:11:44 PM

I think this is the second occasion recently where an automaker has thumbed its nose at the NHTSA
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:17:59 PM

It is not within the jurisdiction of the federal government to demand a recall of any vehicle. This issue is between Chrysler and its customers, NOT the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:11:08 PM

interesting
vjs3
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:50:54 PM

Thanks for the update Sneakers55.
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:21:36 PM

Chrysler decided to give in. Our local ABC station devoted about two and a half minutes to discussing the potential recall. Mopar can't stand bad publicity, not when the competition produces vehicles that have one-fifth the possibility of a rear-end fire.
lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:02:56 PM

Wow..... Amazing........
tamsey
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:18:59 PM


I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty that is part of this potential recall.... thank you for the article, I've been trying to figure out which way this was going and how dangerous the problem is.
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:44:36 PM

Chrysler has ruined Jeep.
rcornel
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:34:12 PM

Alot of cars to recall.
sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:59:42 PM

OK
kag2010
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:57:59 PM

The persons that run into the back of any vehicle is usually cited.
wrunner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:51:30 PM

Shades of F.O.R.D Pintos!

No modification will make those Jeeps safe.

Scrap them and use the scraps to build new ones.
admiller316
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:49:37 PM

Maybe this should be the next "Imported from Detroit" commercial. The honey badger doesn't care about the NHTSA.
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:47:25 PM

Chrysler has probably never heard of a Ford Pinto.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:42:45 PM

fiat is just another rogue company................
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:41:12 PM

Wow!
streetirsx
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:29:11 PM

Time is running out Chrysler better hurry up
George0446
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:18:04 PM

It really sounds like Chrysler needs to get a really good PR campaign going really fast.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:04:45 PM

Cars are not designed to be run into --- in any direction-- the drivers are not paying close enough attention & or "tailgating" . What is to be expected from this kind of 'negligence'?
RBob
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:03:07 PM

Wonder how much of this is FIAT's attitude of "just stick it?"
sciotosix
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:49:46 AM

I wonder if Chrysler is going to win in the public hearings?
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:40:04 AM

Just heard that Chrysler will not recall the Jeeps
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:38:09 AM

The persons that run into the back of any vehicle is usually cited. I have 2 Jeeps and I believe Chrysler is right in their denial.
BikerGirl02
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:15:36 AM

Too much government! How about just blame the person who ran into the back of the jeep and caused the accident!
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:11:21 AM

Need a new PR dept. at Chrysler
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:09:36 AM

Do the right thing
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:01:23 AM

And so the game of Chicken begins.
CaptainStall
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:54:52 AM

Maybe they'll buy the designs for the Pinto from Ford.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:15:44 AM

Sounds like they're dammed if they do and dammed if they don't.
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:54:16 AM

One cost after another......

Chrysler wilk be looking for loans very soon...

And that credit may be very risk impacted by inflated rates..

[Edited by: Joeski1 at 6/18/2013 9:56:45 AM EST]
00MrSlate00
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:46:09 AM

So
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