Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered.
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.
In both cases, a fire began in the area of the master power window switch.
Chrysler is recalling more than 744,500 older model Jeep SUV’s in the U.S. because the air bags can inflate while people are driving them.
The National Transportation Administration has opened an investigation into nearly 400,000 Chrysler Jeep Liberty SUVs.