Thursday at 11pm: Recall Under Fire
An Indiana woman severely burned in a crash is telling 13 Investigates her devastating story. She and her family were trapped in a burning SUV.
Now this mother is joining other burn victims, their families, crash witnesses and auto safety experts to push Chrysler and government regulators to do more to protect other people from the same excruciating experience.
This summer, Chrysler rejected the government's request for a recall to address what federal regulators called design and safety flaws involving the fuel tanks on some Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Libertys. The automaker insists the vehicles are not defective.
However, Chrysler did agree to a more limited recall involving 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Libertys.
Critics tell WTHR that's not enough. 13 Investigates has learned of yet another recent crash – this one in Indianapolis – that underscores their concerns.
Thursday night, WTHR's senior investigative reporter Bob Segall shows Chrysler's unusual and controversial response to the government's request for a recall – and why millions of families may still be at risk.