DETROIT (WXYZ) - Chrysler has confirmed that they have come to an agreement with the government and will be recalling millions of Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Liberty vehicles which reports say can put drivers in danger.
The models that will be recalled are Jeep Grand Cherokees built between 1993 and 2004 as well as Jeep Liberty SUVs between 2002 and 2007.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said fuel systems are at risk of fire in the event of a rear-end collision.
NHTSA said Chrysler had a deadline of June 18 for the car company to respond to the suggested recall.
Tuesday afternoon, Chrysler announced they plan to work with NHTSA and recall the SUVs.
In a statement, Chrysler said they recognize this matter raises concerns, though their data confirms its vehicles are not defective.
The company said, “Chrysler Group will conduct a voluntary campaign with respect to the vehicles in question that, in addition to a visual inspection of the vehicle will, if necessary, provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.”
A spokesperson for NHTSA said they would not comment about a current investigation.
Chrysler's full statement is below.
Chrysler Group LLC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have resolved their differences with respect to NHTSA’s request to recall 1993-2004 Jeep® Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles.
As a result of the agreement, Chrysler Group will conduct a voluntary campaign with respect to the vehicles in question that, in addition to a visual inspection of the vehicle will, if necessary, provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.
Chrysler Group’s analysis of the data confirms that these vehicles are not defective and are among the safest 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 NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles.
Chrysler Group regards safety as a paramount concern and does not compromise on the safety of our customers and their families.
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