Local Jeep Owners And Dealers React To Chrysler Recall - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Local Jeep Owners And Dealers React To Chrysler Recall

Updated: June 18, 2013 10:30 PM
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Robbery At Muscatine Pizza Hut

    Robbery At Muscatine Pizza Hut

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:57:37 GMT
    Police say a man was looking for more than something to eat when he walked into a Muscatine, Iowa Pizza Hut Thursday night.The incident happened around 9:30...More >>
    Police say a man was looking for more than something to eat when he walked into a Muscatine, Iowa Pizza Hut Thursday night.The incident happened around 9:30...
    More >>
  • FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:10:09 GMT
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
  • A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:05:40 GMT
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>

Jeep dealers, including those in the Quad Cities area, are waiting on details on a massive recall just announced Tuesday.

After first refusing a request from government regulators Chrysler will now recall 1.56 million vehicles.

The recall covers only 1.56 million of the 2.7 million Jeeps the government wanted repaired.

Officials are calling the gas tank positioning behind the rear axle too risky and can lead to fuel leaks and fire in rear-end crashes.

A three-year National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation showed more than 50 deaths.

Now, 1993 through 1998 Grand Cherokees and Jeep Liberty SUV's from 2002 through 2007 are included. Chrysler insists the SUV's are not defective.

"We think it's a good idea to go ahead and fix the problem. We certainly don't want to have anybody locally or that we know that has an issue," said Dale Zude, VP of Kimberly Car City in Davenport.

Jeep owners impacted should receive a notice in the mail if their vehicle is included in the recall. Local dealers are still waiting on the details of the recall, what parts and repairs it will involve.

Those pieces will likely take time to manufacture and ship to service shops. As for the Grand Cherokees from 1999 to 2004 model years, those are now considered part of a "customer service action" and many may not get fixed.

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.