2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 under Investigation for Safety Issues
- 07/23/2012 |
- by Tara Baukus Mello |
- Total Car News / Safety
The Chrysler Group is undergoing two more safety investigations by the federal government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (shown here) or a possible problem with the power steering hose that may cause it to leak and possibly cause an under-hood fire. NHTSA has two complaints of the problem, which resulted in fires that destroyed the vehicles. 106,803 Grand Cherokees could be affected.
NHTSA is also investigating 2009 and 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups for a possible failure of the rear differential, causing a loss of vehicle control. The agency has received 12 complaints of the problem, eight of which were at speeds over 35 mph and one that resulted in a crash. No injuries or fatalties have been reported. About 230,000 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles could be affected.
A recall will be issued on these vehicles only if the NHTSA investigation finds one is warranted. Consumers who believe they experience a safety issue with their vehicles, tires or a child safety seat can report it to NHTSA by filing a complaint.