Going to buy a new car is an exciting time for many people in and around Boston. With so many options available, people can customize the color, upholstery, technical features and many other specifics about their chosen vehicles. In all of the fun of deciding what to buy, some people may forget to investigate if their vehicles of choice are sufficiently safe for their needs.
The auto manufacturer Chrysler is subject to claims of product liability by the Highway Transportation Safety Administration for what the government agency claims to be poorly placed gas tanks on some of Chrysler's popular Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicle models. The HTSA's investigations show that 37 fatal accidents have occurred in the two models where the gas tank's placement caused fires. More than 50 consumer deaths resulted from those accidents.