HOLLYWOOD, FL - JUNE 18: A pre-owned Chrysler Jeep Liberty from 2002 is seen on the sales lot at Prestige Auto Boutique on June 18, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. Chrysler agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps that include the Jeep Grand Cherokees from model years 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Libertys from 2002 through 2007.
All but one fatal crash involving the subject Grand Cherokees, and all but four Jeep Liberty incidents involved high-energy crashes. One highly publicized crash cited by NHTSA involved a tractor-trailer traveling 65 mph and a stationary Grand Cherokee ... Crash energy was estimated at more than 23 times the required performance threshold.
white paper ... After an exhaustive engineering analysis, Chrysler Group has found no evidence that the fuel systems in the subject vehicles are defective in either their design or manufacture. ... The 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty are among the safest vehicles of their era.
The crash caused injury to the driver, major damage to the Jeep Liberty, a bay door, and significant damage to a Sedona Fire District Engine Number E532More quotes »
Chrysler refuses U.S. request to recall Jeep vehicles
sent Chrysler a letter asking the company to voluntarily recall 1993-2004 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty models.Chrysler Group LLC, which is majority owned by Italy's Fiat SpA, said in a statement Tuesday that the Jeeps are safe Read more »
DA: Drunken driver admits he hit, dragged girl
court date July 15. Gutierrez's lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment Friday. Gutierrez was driving his 2002 Jeep Liberty east on East Beech Street in Long Beach without his headlights on at about 9 p.m. Sept. 3, 2012, when he drove through a Read more »
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Chrysler to Fix Jeeps
The vehicles in the action — which Chrysler is not labeling a recall — are 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs. Chrysler will perform "a visual inspection of the vehicle [that] will, if necessary, provide an upgrade to the rear structure 6/18/13 from Cars.com Blogs Read more »
Chrysler's deadline looms for response to requested recall
Chrysler LLC intends to officially refuse the federal government's request to recall 2.7 million of its 2002 to 2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993 to 2004 Grand Cherokee SUVs, it must make its formal response Tuesday, USA Today reports. Federal regulators say numerous from Kansas City Business Journal Read more »
Road test: 2003 Honda Pilot
an increasing roster of competitors -- the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Subaru Forester, Suzuki Vitara, Jeep Liberty and the just-introduced Saturn Vue. It is this same large, newer group that has caused the original CR-V to become dated (and from Driving Canada Read more »
Updated: Names released in fatal Waupaca crash
to a news release issued Saturday by the Wisconsin State Patrol. A westbound Chevrolet Blazer was rear-ended by a Jeep Liberty and overturned, police said. The driver of the Blazer, Sara J. Dulmes, was ejected from the vehicle and was airlifted to Theda Clark from Wausau Daily Herald Read more »
Woman dies when towed vehicle breaks loose, causes crash
accident occurred on Interstate 10 when a towed vehicle broke free and crashed into another car. The towed vehicle, a Jeep Liberty, was not occupied. It was being towed behind a Chevy pickup truck. The Louisiana State Police are investigating the accident, from FindLaw: Attorney Blog Read more »