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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: NHTSA closes investigation into Jeep Liberty fires
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    The investigation that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened into the Jeep Liberty in October 2013 has been closed. NHTSA received two (!) complaints about fires starting in the driver's door, thought to be caused by the master power window switch. The initial estimate was that 80,000 Libertys could be roped into a possible recall, but ...

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    Followup: NHTSA closes book on Jeep 'trailer hitch' recall after all
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    After much debating and hand-wringing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now says it has "no reservations" with Chrysler's plan to recall certain Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee models over concerns that their fuel tanks, which are located behind the rear axle, could rupture or leak in the event of a rear impact. The longstanding argument ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Followup: 7 months later, Jeep 'trailer hitch' recall still stalled
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    For the past few years, Chrysler and its CEO, Sergio Marchionne, have gone head-to-head with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its boss, David Strickland, over the government safety agency's request for Chrysler to recall almost three-million Jeep vehicles due to what NHTSA says is a safety issue that has caused at least 51 deaths. ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Official: Jeep Liberty under investigation for door fires
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    The Jeep Liberty has already had plenty of attention for possible fires thanks to the first-gen model's fuel tank, but now the midsize Jeep is under the microscope of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for another fire-related concern. NHTSA has opened an investigation for the 2012 Liberty after receiving two reports of electrical fires in ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
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    The Cherokee Is Dead. Long Live The Cherokee. There are three sentences that, for this reviewer, define what needs to be conveyed about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The first: it is very good. Jeep spent 27 years building the Cherokee and its brand, from 1974 to 2001. Twelve years ago, the Cherokee nameplate rolled away into the distant hills and retirement, ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: NHTSA still mulling crash tests for recalled Jeeps
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    Well, no one should ever accuse the government of not giving things plenty of thought. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is still debating whether it will retest any of the 1.56 million 1992 to 1998 Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Libertys that were part of a recall regarding fires after rear-end collisions. And yes, this debate has been ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Recalls: Chrysler recalling nearly half a million vehicles with active head restraints
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    Chrysler has announced that it will recall roughly 490,000 vehicles around the globe due to a potential active head-restraint problem. The problem is being blamed on "potentially faulty microcontrollers" that may keep the vehicles' anti-whiplash active safety feature from working properly. Chrysler says it has no knowledge of any accidents or injuries ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: NHTSA may test recalled Jeep to see if trailer hitch fix works
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    Despite the fact that Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have compromised on last month's heated recall situation involving the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty, it looks like the matter is still far from over. The Detroit News is reporting that NHTSA could end up crash testing the repaired vehicles, some of which are receiving ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: NHTSA boss Strickland weighs in on Jeep recall fracas
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    Adding yet another chapter to the ongoing Jeep recall story, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) head David Strickland has gone on record to defend the government's request that Chrysler recall 2.7 million out-of-production Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles after the agency investigated fiery rear-end collisions that ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #336 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #336 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: Bob Lutz, UAW rep commend Chrysler for not bowing to NHTSA recall pressure [w/poll]
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    Bob Lutz, the well-known executive with a range of automakers including both General Motors and Chrysler, says he supports Chrysler for not caving under federal pressure to issue a recall on 2.7 million Jeep vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is arguing that the plastic fuel tanks positioned behind the axles of certain 1993-2004 ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: Federal investigations about safety of rear-mounted gas tanks is nothing new
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Chrysler are currently making waves in our daily news feeds due to a disagreement over the safety of a few million Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee models. Specifically, NHTSA has asked Chrysler to recall the SUVs because of the location of their fuel tanks, but you may be interested to know that ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Opinion: Chrysler taking big risk snubbing NHTSA
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    Maker Insists Feds Overstate Risk Of Fires With Grand Cherokee, Liberty Models It's not often that recall stories make it above the fold, in that old newspaper parlance, but when one shows up as the lead story on the network evening news programs, you know it's something big. And so it is with Chrysler snubbing its nose at a request by the National ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Recalls: Chrysler recalling over 200k vehicles across its brands
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    With more than 200,000 units across six separate recalls and almost all of its brands, it appears that Chrysler has officially jumped headfirst into the recall pool this month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued three official recalls for the automaker, and The Detroit News is reporting that the automaker itself has announced ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Spy Shots: 2014 Jeep Cherokee uncovered with bold new look
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    Jeep has been shuttling around Alfa Romeo-based test mules and camouflaged prototypes of its replacement for the current Liberty for some time now. Those heavily disguised vehicles may have offered a glimpse of the new Jeep, but a new set of production-line images from Jalopnik tell a much more complete story. Jalopnik report indicates unequivocally that ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: Chrysler expecting up to 200,000 9-speed transmissions for 3 models this year
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    Striving for improved fuel economy, we already knew that Chrysler will begin using a nine-speed automatic transmission in some of its new products this year, but what we haven't known is that volume at which this gearbox will be used. According to Bloomberg, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been quoted as saying that the automaker expects to sell close ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Spy Shots: Jeep Liberty replacement takes shape
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    Now that the Liberty has left us for greener pastures, it's time to start looking into the future of the midsize Jeep model. The next all-new vehicle for the off-road brand will be the SUV you see here, effectively replacing the Liberty, and not necessarily carrying on with that name. From the sides, the prototype you see here sort of looks like a ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: Chrysler to accelerate production of 2013 Ram and V6 engines
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    Chrysler is adding a third shift at its Warren Truck plant to meet demand for the new 2013 Ram pickup. And with tight supplies of its Pentastar V6, the company is also boosting output at its Mack Engine plant. The expansions will add 1,250 jobs and are part of a $238 million investment by Chrysler in the Detroit area. Warren's third shift will begin work ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Official: Jeep recalling nearly 1M Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs over airbag fault
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    A recall has been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for select model year Jeep Grand Cherokee models and Liberty vehicles over airbag concerns. The recall extends to 2002-2004 Grand Cherokee and 2002-2003 Liberty models, affecting nearly a million vehicles worldwide. The central recall issue is a faulty sensor in the airbag ...

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    Jeep Liberty
    Report: Chrysler 200 successor to boast 38 mpg, 9-speed automatic
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the next-generation Chrysler 200 will show off a host of improvements, including a fuel economy rating of 38 miles per gallon on the highway. That's a jump of seven mpg over the current model, and much of that efficiency can be chalked up to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Expect to see the revised 200 ...

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