Why Recalled Cars Stay on the Road – Wall Street Journal
In 2010, U.S. regulators began investigating fires in Jeep sport-utility vehicles. The probe eventually tied at least 51 deaths to fuel tanks that ignited in rear-end crashes. Chrysler Group LLC said the SUVs were safe but agreed a year ago to recall and repair 1.6 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys.
Almost none of them have been fixed.
The Jeep case shows how federal investigations into vehicles with suspected safety…