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Investigation into Recall of SUVs after Vehicles Catch Fire

The last few years have been filled with car recalls over problems ranging from cars that suddenly turn off while being driven, air bags that release shards of metal when deployed, and electrical fires. It’s almost enough to make you want to stay off the road. In some cases, even taking your car in to get fixed does not appear to resolve the problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a new investigation into Fiat Chrysler’s earlier recall of about 850,000 Jeep and Dodge S.U.V.s  over sun visors that could catch fire. The agency has received eight reports of the sun visors catching fire in vehicles that had received the necessary repairs. Fiat Chrysler is cooperating with the investigation, according to a company spokesperson.

Consumers should be able to expect that their cars are safe and free from these types of defects. Although not alleged in this case, I believe that it is unconscionable to put someone on the road in a vehicle that is known to be unsafe, or for car manufacturers to resist announcing  a recall once an issue has been uncovered.

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