Nightly News   |  June 04, 2013

Chrysler refuses NHTSA recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked Chrysler to voluntarily recall specific Jeep models but the company has issued a rare refusal, saying their cars are safe. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> between the fed and chryslers. the national highway traffic safety administration has asked chrysler to voluntarily recall jeep grand cherokees from '93 through '04 model years and jeep liberties from 2002 through '07 because of government concerns about the risk of a fuel tank fire in a rear end collision. chrysler for their part said no, a rare refusal, because they say the jeeps are safe and the company's data show a low number of rear impact crashes involving a fire or a fuel leak. we've posted more on this story on our website for you tonight.