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A Jeep recall has shocked Jeep owners, and has left some worried about the safety of their vehicles.
The latest Jeep recall has suggested that there is a danger of fire in some of the older vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration recommended earlier this month that Chrysler recall 2.7 million Jeep SUVs after fears arose that the fuel tanks could rupture, leak, and potentially cause deadly fires.
The recommendation was made following a three year investigation, however, despite the recommendation Chrysler was initially apprehensive to issue a recall on affected vehicles.
However, discussions between Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has now seemingly led to the agency permitting Chrysler to limit the recall to just 1.5 million vehicles.
As part of the agreement 1.2 million Jeep Grand Cherokees between the model years of 1999 and 2004 were removed from the official recall even though they were included in the earlier report and recommendation.
That discrepancy has concerned some owners of those vehicles to wonder whether their vehicles are really safe or not. Some are questioning why the vehicle was inside the original report and recommendation but later excluded from the recall.
In response Chrysler explained to Jeep owners that those models have a different design than the ones involved in the modified recall and has assured owners they are completely safe to drive.
However, Els Sipkes, who owns a 2000 Grand Cherokee has said, "It's in my mind that if a car crashes into the back of me, that I've got to be on my toes and I've got to get out."