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AN: Chrysler rejects fed recall request

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First and second generations of the Jeep Grand Cherokee[/caption] Chrysler Group has received a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting a recall of 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Libertys. Such a recall would involve approximately 2.7 millon vehicles.  The request is based on the agency's Engineering Analysis EA12005, which was opened in June of 2012. It followed a Preliminary Evaluation (PE10031) which was opened in August of 2010 and closed in June, when the investigation was upgraded. Both inquiries regarded crash-related fuel tank fires but, as yet, have not been able to connect the reported incidents to a defect in the design or construction of the Jeep vehicles. Chrysler is rejecting the government request for a recall. In a statement issued this morning, the company said: "Chrysler Group has been working and sharing data with the Agency on this issue..

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