The representatives from California wrote to Sergio Marchionne recently to ask the company to release a statement and warn consumers about the vibrations on the vehicle and the means to prevent or repair the problem. The letter points to Wranglers that were model years 2005 to 2010.
Chrysler replied with a statement that the vehicles are up to the safety standard set by government agencies and even exceed these standards based on their excellent history in terms of safety. They added that the vehicles with solid axles may be prone to the said problem but can be routinely addressed by changing tires or using a steering dampener.
The lawmakers beforehand sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration so the problems can be looked into. The NHTSA said that they got 402 complaints out of the 542,134 Jeep Wranglers from the specified model years. They reported that there were two crashes with one resulting to non-fatal injuries.
The complaints about the Wrangler report of a vibrating effect when the SUV runs faster than 45 mph or when it goes over bumps on the road.
The NHTSA reviewed that the incidents do not merit an investigation. The lawmakers though still complain and believe that it is a very serious matter that consumers must know. The safety body promised that they will monitor the situation.