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pilotmass

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:19:27 PM

Chrysler made big news earlier in the month by refusing a recall request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty. Last week, NHTSA boss David Strickland countered by defending his agency's request for the recall of 2.7 million Jeep SUVs. Today marked the deadline for Chrysler to formally respond to NHTSA, and it seems that both parties have met in the middle with Chrysler inspecting and upgrading some of the affected vehicles without using the word "recall," which would constitute the admission of a defect; instead, Chrysler said that it is conducting a "voluntary campaign.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 12:56:57 AM

Semitics.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Ok
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StanleyCup
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 11:18:46 PM

Stick to the title of the article "Chrysler resolves recall issue with NHTSA, will inspect, upgrade affected Jeeps", and don't Make up your own story title.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 3:23:46 PM

Throw in a boat with a trailer and you've got a deal.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 12:29:49 PM

Adding a hitch to protect the tank? Maybe it'll work.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 11:32:23 AM

interesting ...
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 11:14:16 AM

Alrighty then
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GSKHY
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 9:03:50 AM

Security must be primarily as the main focus for car builder.

[Edited by: GSKHY at 6/19/2013 9:06:24 AM EST]
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 8:44:01 AM

The tow hitches do work. I have one and it can save you $$$ if you get hit from behind.
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dr047
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 8:29:49 AM


Invest in trailer hitches.
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 8:25:08 AM

I don't think so!!!
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:33:25 AM

I would prefer getting the suggested defect fixed!
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:04:19 AM

Pot smokers.
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ForeignBody
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:00:56 AM

Tow hitches are well known for stopping fires!
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VMIJim
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 6:48:22 AM

This is another example of our tax dollars being wasted by the stimulus sucking, union dominated Big Three. After the bailout, I made a vow to never buy from the Big Three and intend to keep that promise.
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car253
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 6:42:26 AM

Not much else they can do, these vehicles met safety standards at the time they were manufactured.
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 6:17:55 AM

This is what drove people towards the foreign nameplate cars.
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Bussman
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 5:00:08 AM

Well...which is it?
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 1:51:01 AM

Chrysler changed their mind in one day and went with the recall.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 12:56:15 AM


     one way to handle the PROBLEM
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 12:31:16 AM

they lost the fight anyways...
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:28:16 PM

What good is a hitch on a burned out piece of metal? Einsteins at work at Jeep/Chrysler; another reason they are in trouble and with antics like this, it will probably be their death knell.
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LowerMyGP
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:01:13 PM

Chrysler Agrees to Recall Jeeps at Risk of Fire
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:35:27 PM

Maybe they should issue the little yellow diamond shaped signs that say "Fuel tank on board, Don't hit me". One more reason not to own a Chrysler/Fiat/Ram/Jeep/Dodge (or whatever the name of the week is).
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mwg6275
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:28:44 PM

One way to get away with it inexpensively.
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Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:10:43 PM

Famous quote from many, many CEO's, " Deny, deny, deny!" They can do no wrong!
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:42:37 PM

All of them should be checked.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:35:30 PM

Every Jeep should have a hitch anyway!
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:34:58 PM

If that makes it safe then good.
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FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:05:37 PM

If it works and tests out, not a bad solution. When my pickup was hit by another pickup my trailer hitch stopped him and did little damage to mine but almost totaled his rig.
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ddor
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:46:56 PM

Not good for recall
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:35:57 PM

i don't have jeep
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:27:51 PM

Still not doing anything about one million of them
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:18:16 PM

I'm having some trouble with the idea that as long as something is "legal," it's all right.

If people died in car fires reasonably considered to be related to this gas tank/hitch/rear end crash business, why would anyone think it's all right to continue to permit this design to be on the road...?

Oh, wait, perhaps we could just put a warning sticker on the vehicle doors and let people choose for themselves to whether to ride in it.
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peakkeller
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:16:24 PM

Jeep just announced they will recall after all.
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:14:42 PM

Cheaper than fighting them.
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:09:04 PM

Kind of a wild thing to happen
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:04:55 PM

How current is this?
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rich13251
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:42:51 PM

Hmmmmm ?
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jcotaxi
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:41:32 PM

Another cop-out.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:38:53 PM

fiat meets the us government half way ?????????????????
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:35:29 PM

Recalls are quality compromise and should be taken seriously. Not FUNNY
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:32:09 PM

Sounds like Detroit, give away tow hitches that may or may not fix the problem! Anything to avoid the dreaded "R" word!
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