Recently, Chrysler has undergone major recalls on various vehicular makes. Everything from the 2005 Chrysler SRT8 to the 2015 Chrysler 200 has been under review by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bringing to light many defects that could prove to be dangerous if they are not detected and dealt with appropriately. Seek counsel immediately if you or anyone you know has been injured and a Chrysler vehicle is involved.
Chrysler’s Refusal to Recall Defective Vehicles
In 2013 the NHTSA made a request to the Chrysler Group, asking that they recall over 2.7 million SUVS due to various defects that could prove to be dangerous, if not life-threatening, to drivers. Chrysler responded to the request by refusing it, stating that the company has been working to fix the defects since 2010.
A Washington public interest group noted the following in relation to a sample of Chrysler vehicles:
Grand Cherokee: 201 fire crashes and 285 deaths
Liberty: 36 accidents resulting in 53 deaths