Chrysler says its sales last month rose 20 percent, a sign that Black Friday promotions and falling gas prices drove U.S. auto sales sharply higher in November.
The family’s attorney says Kayla White’s vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Liberty, was under a recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there were 58 deaths involving Jeep Libertys from the 2002 through 2007 models years where the vehicle caught fire in a rear-impact crash.
U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires.
The company says the headrests can exceed the maximum allowable gap between a person’s head and the head restraint.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.