Government safety regulators have now expanded an investigation into gas tank fires in older-model Jeep Grand Cherokees. This investigation began two years ago, however injuries and accidents relating to these vehicles have continued. The investigation affects 1993 to 2004 Grand Cherokees, as well as 1993-2001 Cherokees and 2002-2007 Liberty sport utility vehicles.
There are an estimated 5.1 million vehicles under investigation. Their gas tanks, which are mounted between the bumper and rear axle, can be damaged in a rear-impact crash, causing leaks and fires. It has been reported that 15 people have died in 26 Grand Cherokee fires.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a truck or car accident, or motor vehicle defect, and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.