Volkswagen customers misled over safety ratings –

Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016

However, this test is not currently used by ENCAP when assessing the safety of a vehicle. ENCAP said that they performed what tests they could with the funds available. It was also revealed that 20,000 Crysler Jeep Cherokees in the UK have a design flaw which means the fuel tank could explode in a crash. 

The company issued a voluntary recall in the US in 2013 after 75 people died as a result of fuel tank fires, and implemented the same recall in the UK a year later for Grand Cherokees made between 1993 and 1998 and Cherokees built between 2002 and 2007.

More than 30,000 vehicles were returned to British garages, but Dispatches claim that a further 20,000 have yet to be fixed. 

Dispatches: How safe is your car? is on Channel 4 at 8pm Monday 1st August.


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