Chrysler Gives in to NHTSA, Issues Jeep Recall
If you're going to take a strong stance against an issue, it's always said that you should never back down. Concerning a large fleet of vehicles that could potentially start a fire though, Chrysler might have wanted to take a second look at its "never back down" sort of attitude that it initially displayed. In a statement made yesterday, Chrysler was quick to come to an agreement with the NHTSA, and resolve their "differences" by issuing the recall after all. Here's what Chrysler had to say: "Chrysler Group LLC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) have resolved their differences with respect to the NHTSA's request to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles." It's as simple as that.
So, while Chrysler did officially give in to the NHTSA's request, they weren't going down without a fight: "Chrysler Group's analysis of the data confirms that these vehicles are not defective and are among the sefest in the peer group. Nonetheless, Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with the NHTSA, to provide additional measure to supplement the safety of its vehicles." We won't say we don't agree with you Chrysler, but we won't say we will either... PHOTOS: See more Chrysler cars