In August 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary probe into whether 223,000 Wranglers are spilling fuel during fill-ups. The move came after the NHTSA received 217 complaints.
Federal regulators announced today that they have closed the investigation into 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler models and is rejected a recall since the ‘artificially high’ number of complaints may have been the cause of ‘internet-related publicity.’
Chrysler Group LLC agreed to initiate a lifetime warrant program to address the accidental fuel spillage issue in 135,000 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler models that were built from March 2007-March 2008. Dealers will be inspecting and repairing the inlet check valve if necessary.
NHTSA closed its investigation without ordering an action, after it found ‘the rate of warranty claims’ were lower than other vehicles recalled for the same issue.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News