Chrysler recalls 2.7M Jeeps

Jeeps include Liberty, Grand Cherokee models

Under pressure from the government, Chrysler agreed to recall 2.7 million Jeeps today.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had given the automaker until today to comply.

Chrysler said it has resolved its differences with the government and will recall older Jeep Gran Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.

Earlier this month, the company refused the government's request to recall the Jeeps.

The NHTSA contended that the gas tanks could rupture if hit from the rear, causing fires.  The NHTSA also said that 51 people have already died in fiery crashes.

The Jeeps subject to the recall are the 2002 to 2007 Jeep Liberty and the 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

While Chrysler maintains the vehicles aren't defective it said dealers will inspect the vehicles and upgrade the rear structure if needed to better handle low-speed crashes.

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