Government ending Jeep investigation

Government closes investigation on older-model Jeeps

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Chrysler Group has now reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Jeep Libertys. Chrysler stated last week that it would not comply with the recall demand, arguing that the…

DETROIT - The government is closing its investigation into older-model Jeeps with duel tanks that could rupture and cause fires.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Chrysler to recall 2.7 million Jeeps last summer. Involved were Grand Cherokees from the 1993 to 2004 model years and Libertys from 2002 to 2007.

NHTSA said the gas tanks can rupture if they're hit from the rear. At least 51 agreed to recall a little more than half of them and install trailer hitches to protect the gas tanks.

NHTSA said Friday it has no concerns about Chrysler's recall plans. The agency is expected to issue a final report on its investigation in a few weeks.

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