According to industry experts, Chrysler will pay a price in public relations if they continue to refuse a government request to recall 2.7 million jeeps.
Allan Kam, a former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration senior enforcement attorney, said facing the stigma of public disapproval may be one of the reasons why companies choose to “acquiesce and conduct a recall even if they don’t happen to agree with it.” He also said that “the publicity is going to get worse for Chrysler.”
A buyback might be the only option for the Jeep’s fuel tank problem—as there’s no practical way to alter the vehicles—but it would cost the company at least thousands.
The Center for Auto Safety’s Clarence Ditlow was the first to come forward with a complaint about the vehicle in 2009, prompting the NHTSA to conduct an investigation of the Jeeps in 2010.
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