Chrysler Assures Cooperation with US Probe over Engine Fires in Its SUV

Chrysler Assures Cooperation with US Probe over Engine Fires in Its SUVCar maker Chrysler came under a lot of contention after 23 different reports of fires surfaced in its 2010 Jeep Wrangler SUVs. Following this, US Safety regulator called in an investigation to look into the matter. The company is owned by the Italian auto giant Fiat, which is known for its supreme engines. In a press statement, the company confirmed that it was aware of a small number of incidents which involved engine compartment fires in 2010 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The company also assured that they were fully cooperating with the US investigation into the matter and hopes that everything would be sorted out soon.

According to the company, "Vehicle fires are very complex and can occur for a number of reasons that have nothing to do with the vehicle itself which includes poor maintenance, improper vehicle use or installation of aftermarket equipment". The 2010 Jeep wrangler meets all the safety regulations and has an excellent safety record. But recently, there have been cases of fire in the vehicle, some of which began while driving. There have been nearly
94,000 vehicles that have been sold and the authorities are looking into the matter whether it just an isolated incident or not.