DETROIT — In a course reversal, Chrysler Group LLC said Tuesday it will recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs as requested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NHTSA said earlier this month that those vehicles are defective because rear-mounted fuel tanks performed poorly in rear-end collisions. But at the time, Chrysler described the vehicles as “safe” and refused to issue a recall.
The recall affects the Jeep Grand Cherokee model years 1993-2004 and the Jeep Liberty model years 2002-07.
NHTSA said it is pleased that Chrysler decided to recall the vehicles, but the investigation will continue.
— From wire reports