Jeep Catches On Fire, No Recall Issued

A Phoenix woman’s Jeep erupted into flames earlier this month, and the situation isn’t being taken too seriously by Jeep’s parent company, Chrysler.

A long time Jeep driver, Kasey Mills purchased a brand new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee in March of 2012.  Everything was going just fine until one day earlier this month when she heard a noise, looked over, and watched her passenger side become engulfed in flames in a matter of seconds.

The insurance company has determined that the fire was caused by a short in the wiring to the visor’s mirror.  Kasey immediately contacted Jeep to see what they planned to do about the situation.  Not only is Jeep not going to replace the car- they are actually telling Kasey that she will need to pay upwards of $1,600.00 for the difference in value between her depreciated year old vehicle and a new one- they have refused to issue a recall to investigate the potential for more faulty wiring.

This comes on the tail end of another failure to recall potential fire hazards in older model Jeeps- it has been found that nearly 2 million older model Jeeps can catch fire in a rear end collision due to the location of the fuel tank.

Kasey will be filing a complaint with the US Department of Transportation.  In the meantime, Jeep buyers- BEWARE.

What do you think?  Should Chrysler be forced to issue a recall of its affected Jeep models?

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