NHTSA investigation underway after new Jeep Cherokees catch fire

According to a Reuters report on January 16, preliminary investigations by the NHTSA are underway as the federal safety organization examines Jeep Cherokee SUVs for auto defects after recent reports of fires.

The investigation reportedly covers about 50,415 recently released Jeep Cherokees. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier received a complaint from a San Diego-based consumer saying the person’s newly purchased SUV burst into flames mere moments after parking. In the second complaint received by federal authorities, a Cherokee Jeep owner saw smoke coming out from the engine compartment. The automaker reportedly stated that they were aware of the complaints and will cooperate with the NHTSA investigation.

Faulty vehicles can cause serious harm to the drivers, occupants, and others on the road. If you have experienced a wreck or injury due to a defective vehicle, an experienced product liability attorney could help you hold the negligent manufacturer entirely accountable. Find out how the Des Moines legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you today by calling (877) 327-2600.


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