Official reports issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that investigations are being launched to determine whether 2010 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and 2011 Chevrolet Cruze sedans could pose a fire risk to drivers. According to multiple news agencies, the vehicle manufacturers GM and Chrysler received several reports of unexpected engine fires in the past and because of that, the federal agency has decided to look into the matter.
This investigation hopes to discover exactly what could have triggered these fires. According to the federal agency, seven reports related to the Jeep Wrangler SUVs being on fire happened while the vehicles were being used. Two reports related to Chevy Cruzes being engulfed in flames resulted in the vehicles being totaled. No injuries have been reported so far.
As a Bellevue personal injury lawyer, I’m glad the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working hard to determine the causes behind these fires. I sincerely hope no other reports of accidents or fires will surface in the future and urge drivers who happen to own one of these vehicles being investigated to stay on top of all recall news for updates on this investigation.
I’m glad nobody was injured as a result of an accident related to these recalled models and hope that GM and Chrysler will fix this problem quickly and before anybody gets hurt.
Keep it in mind that if you or a loved one is ever injured in an accident caused by a negligent third party, you could consider asking a personal injury lawyer in your city for advice regarding your possible personal injury case.