Jeep Liberty Fire Lawsuit and Recall
We all rely upon our vehicles to get us where they need to be. We also assume our cars will be safe and secure for our families. Unfortunately, sometimes certain vehicles can be recalled due to safety hazards such as possible fires. The Chrysler Jeep Liberty is under investigation because of the risk of rear impact tank explosions. If you have a Jeep Liberty and feel that you may be at risk for this hazard or if someone you care about has been injured as a result of a fire from this vehicle, then you should speak with a Tennessee automobile and personal injury lawyer right away. They will review your case and make sure you get the compensation you need for your injuries.What Jeep Liberty vehicles are at risk for this hazard?
The Jeep Liberty is a sport-utility vehicle or SUV produced by Chrysler. The models of this vehicle that are risk for this fire safety hazard are:
- The Jeep Liberty models 2002 to 2007. This is estimated to be 975,000 Jeep Liberty vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the Jeep Liberty for this fire safety hazard. The concerns about the Jeep Liberty began after the Jeep Grand Cherokee was inspected in 2010 for possible safety hazards. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been linked to fifteen deaths and forty-five injuries because of rear-impact fires. This inspection prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to also look into this safety hazard for the Jeep Liberty.
These types of rear-impact fuel accidents can be very hazardous that happen when the gas tank is busted in a rear end accident. The fire is caused by an electrical spark in any vehicle involved in the accident. It only takes one spark to create a huge explosion which can cause injuries or death to patients because they may get trapped inside the vehicle.When was the Jeep Liberty recalled?
Beginning on June 12th of 2013, after being encouraged by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall all 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles, Chrysler stated that they would not comply with the order. Then, on June 18th of 2013, they agreed to recall Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles but the recall would only be for 1.56 million vehicles and would not include those vehicles from 1999 to 2004.
After issuing the recall, Chrysler still not provide a replacement part for these vehicles and accidents continued to happen as of March 13th of 2014. On July 3rd of 2014, a letter was issued to Chrysler by federal employees asking why it has taken more than a year to begin repairing 1.56 million Jeep vehicles that were recalled the previous year. Chrysler is responding to these recalls slowly and it could take up to five years for people with these vehicles to receive a replacement part or for their vehicle to be repaired.How can a Tennessee Automobile Recall Attorney help with my case?
If you have one of these vehicles and suspect that you may be at risk for this safety hazard or if you or someone you love has been injured or died as a result of this hazard, then you should contact one of our caring and experienced Tennessee automobile recall lawyer at the Higgins Firm immediately. We will answer any questions you may have and work with you to see to it that you receive the compensation you may be entitled to for what you have suffered.
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