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Chevrolet Cruze, Jeep Wrangler Fires Light Up NHTSA Investigation

By Joel Arellano | April 02, 2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation on both the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan and the 2010 Jeep Wrangler SUV. Both investigations involve vehicle fires. The NHTSA reports it has received two complaints on the Chevy Cruze igniting on fire and eight reports on the Jeep Wrangler. States one of the drivers of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze: "The car was totally engulfed within five minutes of stopping, and it was only after the first sign of fire was visible that the warning light on the dashboard illuminated." An owner of one of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler SUVs reported a similar situation: "Once out of the Jeep I looked under it and saw an unknown liquid burning down to the ground from the engine area. I attempted to extinguish the fire with water but I was unsuccessful. Within minutes it was a total loss." Both General Motors, which builds the Chevrolet Cruze, and Chrysler, which builds the Jeep Wrangler, say they are fully cooperating with the NHTSA in its investigation. Both automakers say they are not aware of any injuries or fatalities associated with the issues. Chevrolet has sold around 177,000 Cruze sedans for model year 2011 while over 130,000 Jeep Wranglers have been sold by Chrysler. Source: Washington Post

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  • 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Front Right Lt
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Front Left
 
2 comments
Tony
Tony

My 2012 Chevrolete Cruze Eco is Bad to the Bone!

Deb Monauni
Deb Monauni

My "total stock" 2007 wrangler caught on fire in February and was ingulfed in flames and exploded within seconds, I had just gotten home from work so the jeep was parked in front of my house and caught my house on fire when it exploded. This whole ordeal has made my life a mess. I am still homeless, all because I bought a wrangler.

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