NHTSA Launches Probe into Jeep Grand Cherokee Fires

Automotive News reported on Tuesday that federal regulators have launched a probe to investigate a possible fuel tank issue with 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is attempting to determine if more than a dozen post-crash fires involving the vehicles are the result of faulty placement of the SUV’s fuel cell. Any problem has the potential to impact more than three million cars currently on the road.

Preliminary information released on Tuesday by the NHTSA suggested that at least 13 deaths in 10 separate crashes were “most likely associated with the alleged defect” in the Grand Cherokees. However, the NHTSA stopped short of blaming the fuel cell’s placement for the fires, stating that the accidents and fires did not necessarily “establish a defect trend” and that a review of early warning data did not find the subject vehicles to be over-represented for post-crash fires.”

The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety petitioned the NHTSA to investigate the fuel tanks in the Grand Cherokee, which they say are improperly positioned to absorb an impact and are known to tear off during crashes. Jeep’s parent company Chrysler Group said it is cooperating with the NHTSA investigation but remained confident that “that a study which considered all factors in all collisions — including rear collisions with fire — would show that the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees perform as well as or better than other vehicles in their class.”

Review of PP Exclusive Mercedes Benz SL R230

PP exclusive mercedes benz SL R230Low-hanging, wide and loud, this is the Mercedes Benz SL R230 in the interpretation of PP Exclusive. Mercedes Benz SL R230 has a new 20-inch wheels Majestic, which is mounted on Dunlop tires in size 255/30R20 front and 305/25R20 in the rear. To accommodate them, the tuner has widened wheel arches – front by 25 mm and the rear by 55 mm. The suspension was supplemented with an electronic lowering module that allows the vehicle to 100 mm. The module starts with switches located on the steering wheel. Experts from Baden-Württemberg also exchanged on the standard exhaust system made of stainless steel exhaust pipes tipped four, oval tips.

Mercedes Benz SL R230 has interior Inside the white leather seats finished in nappa leather with black stitching, also used white decorative detail and a black headlining. The steering wheel now has a flat bottom and is finished in black Alcantara and white lacquer.

Used Japanese Cars

If you are thinking about buying a car soon, you should consider purchasing a Japanese car import. As many people are aware, Japanese cars are often rated near the top both in customer satisfaction and re-sell value. They are well built cars which have the fewest overall problems year after year. If you are evaluating your choices, I encourage you to stop by a new car dealership or stop by any Japanese used car dealer.

Since Japanese cars are so well built and designed, they all hold their re-sell value extremely well. Many people know that once a car leaves the dealer’s lot, the car can instantly be worth thousands of dollars less. Although Japanese cars initially lose value too, over the long term, their re-sell value is usually much higher than American or European cars.

The Japanese used car market is huge so there are many Japanese used car exporter throughout the world. Many of the cars built in the United States are often exported to other countries in their used car markets. The reason is many Japanese cars are smaller and fit well on the streets of older cities throughout the world. Also, with the rate of exchange between the United States dollar and many other foreign currencies, extremely good deals can be found.

If you are looking for a new car or a good used Japanese import, visit nearly any dealership or car auction in the United States. They usually have a lot of them are very affordable prices with low miles and many amentias.