Jeeps Recalled due to Faulty Welds

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling certain 2018 and 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLs due to problem welds in the Jeeps. According to Fiat Chrysler, the welds could lead to a crash without prior warning. Fortunately, no accidents or injuries have been reported.

As of this week, there were 19 complaints about newer model Wranglers posted at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website that specifically referenced the word “weld”. The complaints included worries about whether the vehicles were structurally sound to customers who actually had trouble steering their cars because of the welds.

According to the company’s website, recall notices will go out next week. Some of the vehicles may have been built with a bracket weld located off the seam that could result in the bracket separating from the frame. This could cause a reduction in the steering capability, which could cause a vehicle to crash without prior warning.

Companies that sell products for use by the public have a duty to ensure that those products are safe for their intended uses. This is particularly true when the product is an automobile, which could cause a great deal of damage and injuries if it malfunctions. When a company fails to produce safe products, the customer or anyone damaged by the product can sue the company for product liability.

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