Nader Targets Pre-2003 Jeep Grand Cherokees as 'Modern Day Pintos'


Consumer activist Ralph Nader has called on Italian automaker Fiat to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees made by Chrysler because of what he calls their vulnerability to catching fire in rear-end crashes.

Chrysler sold the bulk of its assets to Fiat in 2009.

U.S. safety regulators have been testing and considering a recall of 3 million vehicles, but so far the National Highway Highway Safety and Traffic Administration says the accidents associated with the vehicle do not warrant a recall. NHTSA has linked 22 fiery crashes and 14 deaths to the Grand Cherokee's fuel tank, which it has said is not out of the statistical norm.