Chrysler Refuses To Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps

The government agency says the gas tank design used in 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Jeep Libertys is unsafe.[youtube_sc url=””]

It is the first time since 1996 that an automaker has fully challenged a recall demand from the safety agency. That case, also involving Chrysler, was over the seat belt system on 91,000 cars. Chrysler — which was an independent U.S. company at the time — won a federal court decision on that dispute two years later.

Chrysler — now controlled by the Italian carmaker Fiat after the 2009 U.S. government-sponsored bailout — said it has been working with the agency over concerns over the vehicles in the current dispute since 2010.