• Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 6/19/2013 10:32am PDT

    This issue has been resolved by most car makers since the days of the Pinto and other cars that had the fuel tank behind the rear axe - just ahead of the back bumper. Today most vehicles put the tank under the rear seat cushion (straddling the prop shaft in some cases). Rear-enders that involve significant underride or override will pop the tank like a grape or tore open the filler tube.

  • Silverstoneoverland avatar Silverstoneoverland Posted: 6/19/2013 10:56am PDT

    Hmmm, how about the several months we've been waiting to have the faulty airbag in our GC Overland replaced. Should we drive it or not. Would you risk going 65 on the tollways with the possibility of the bag going off in your face with only a second of warning light?

    I won't drive it more than a few miles to mail stuff. Is Chrysler concerned, not so much.

  • fb_1779529571 avatar Bill Posted: 6/19/2013 5:38am PDT

    This government wild goose chase is without merit. Of course if you are rear ended by a 18 wheeler doing 65 mph there is a good chance the gas tank would be ruptured no matter what vehicle you are riding in at the time. It is sad that out of millions of vehicles, occupied by hundreds of millions of people and driven billions of miles that given the percentages a few will be involved in horrific accidents that result in a fire and cause some deaths. Those are reasonable assumptions, reasonable statistics and acceptable risks. People will be hit by lightning walking down the street, or killed by a meteor from outer space or drown in their bathtub, but do we remain filthy in our bed and never risk those statistical possibilities? PC nonsense.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 6/19/2013 6:12am PDT

    Bill, we understand how much you love Chrysler products. But c'mon: are you saying that the Ford Pinto was a design model for all to follow?

  • wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 6/19/2013 9:27am PDT

    51 deaths mean nothing?
    Spending your government money on lawyers instead of fixing your issues is why Chrysler has become the "bastard child" of the industry that no one wants anymore. Management still has their heads up their asses on priorities.

  • Cush1 avatar Cush1 Posted: 6/18/2013 1:29pm PDT

    Love my 1993 Grand Cherokee and prior to it my Wagoneer! I am a realtor in the country and my jeep goes anywhere; mud, snow, rock hills and even cross-country road trips. Jeep, no ordinary experience!

  • Anton Bender avatar Anton Bender Posted: 6/15/2013 7:33am PDT

    I don't know who purchases these jeeps anyway. They are not the off-road capable machines that people think they are. Rather, they are not that great even on the average roadway. Also chrysler has been making substandard vehicles for years.

  • ModernMode avatar ModernMode Posted: 6/15/2013 6:37pm PDT

    My brother owns a 2010 Grand Cherokee and loves it. What did he trade in to get it? His 175,000 mile old Grand Cherokee. Most Americans couldn't care less about going off road.

  • wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 6/14/2013 9:43am PDT

    Roast in hell the next time Chrysler comes with their hands out for more government money. Twice tricked, three times.......