Transcript for Chrysler Recalls Some Older Jeeps
american flag in honor of the obama's. News about gigantic jeep recall from earlier this month. Chrysler initially defied the government refusing to recall more than 1 million models despite claims that 51 people died from fires after the jeeps were hit from behind. Lisa stark, has more on that story. Reporter: Is the issue is the placement of the fuel tank in older model jep cherokees and liberty. Vulnerable in rear end impacts as shown in this crash test. The campaign against the auto maker was heating up with activists like this woman who was involved in a deadly joep accident. Something has to be done. Reporter: Tonight the auto makers insist there is no defect but because the issue raised concerns for its customers it will conduct a voluntary campaign. The fix, chrysler won't add any she willing to the tank. Instead it will install a trailer hitch on a 1993 to 1998 cherokee and 2002 to 2007 liberty. It says it will help ash sosh forgsz in year end collisions. Excluded 1999 to 2004 claire kis which the government wanted recalled. We want the government to crash test the jeeps, the liberty and the cherokee with this trailer hitch and make sure it works. Reporter: It's a safety issue that affects jeep owners and everyone who shares the road with them. Lisa stark, abc news, washington.
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