NHTSA closes investigation into Jeep Liberty fires


2012 Jeep Liberty, front 3-quarter view

The investigation that the Nationwide Highway Site visitors Security Administration opened into the Jeep Liberty in October 2013 has been closed. NHTSA acquired 2 (!) complaints about fires commencing in the driver’;s door, thought to be caused by the master energy window switch. The initial estimate was that 80,000 Libertys could be roped into a possible recall, but according to a report in the Detroit News the agency examined data for 425,000 Chrysler merchandise that utilized the same window switch, including the Dodge Nitro and Chrysler Town & Country minivan.

Following canvassing 265 guarantee claims related to the master switches, NHTSA concluded that the rate of fires in contrast to the “big population of cars” was rather low, and that there was no trend pattern behind the couple of problems it did uncover. Probably with that, and the closure of the trailer hitch investigation, the Liberty can finally rest in peace.

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