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Exploding Jeep Gas Tanks Still an Issue after Chrysler Recall

exploding jeep fuel tanks continue to claim victimsRecent news reports show that although Chrysler recalled 2.7 million Jeeps in 2013, only a fraction of the faulty vehicles have been fixed, and Jeep fuel tank lawsuits continue to move forward for injuries and deaths caused by improper fuel tank placement.

In June 2013, the American auto manufacturer, Chrysler, agreed to recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty units after numerous incidents involving fuel tank fires. Nearly ...

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Jury Orders Chrysler to Pay $150 Million for Boy Who Died in Jeep Fuel Tank Fire

georgia boy burned to death in jeep fuel tank explosionA Georgia jury has ordered the automobile manufacturer Chrysler to pay $150 million for the 2012 death of a boy who was caught in a Jeep gas tank fire, Bloomberg reports. The jury found Chrysler guilty of recklessly designing the gas tank of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee model, which burst into flames and killed a 4-year-old boy.

This marks the first Jeep fuel tank lawsuit to ...

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NHTSA May Reopen Investigation of Jeep Fuel Tanks

NHTSA to investigate jeep fuel tanksThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may consider reopening its investigation into fuel tank–related fires involving Chrysler’s recalled Jeep models. According to the Bloomberg article, chief of NHTSA Mark Rosekind said that repairs to the recalled Jeeps “should be done faster, and we want to see that 100 percent. Everything is on the table for us to look at.” The announcement comes only weeks after a Georgia jury ordered ...

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Detroit Woman Killed in Jeep Fuel Tank Explosion

jeep fuel tank explosions continue to claim victimsAnother victim has been claimed by exploding Jeep fuel tanks, the Daily Herald reports. A twenty-three-year-old driver from Detroit was killed when her Jeep Liberty was struck from behind by another car. The SUV reportedly rolled onto its side and burst into flames. Bystanders rushed to the scene but could not get to the woman because of the intense heat. When fire fighters arrived three minutes later, it ...

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