2002-TO-2007 JEEP LIBERTY
1993-TO-2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE.
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler decides to go along with government request to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps.
Chrysler had been expected to refuse to issue a recall.
The U.S. government asked Chrysler earlier this month to recall Grand Cherokees and Libertys, because the position of the fuel tank leaves it susceptible to rupture in a rear-end crash. The ruptured tank can spill gasoline, which can ignite if an ignition source is present.
The agency says 51 people have been killed in accidents involving the older Jeeps.
On June 4, Chrysler publicly rejected the recall, saying the Jeeps are safe and the government is creating a new standard for gas tank strength.