NHTSA Investigating SUVs After Vehicle Fires

According to the Associated Press, auto safety regulators are investigating complaints of ceiling fires in 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the probe covers an estimated 146,000 vehicles and investigators will determine if the problem is serious enough to warrant a recall.

The investigation began following three reports alleging the vehicle’s interior caught fire near the passenger-side sun visor. Customers reported a burning odor and visible smoke coming from the headliner while the vehicle was being driven followed by flames from the headliner itself. When customers lowered the windows in an effort to clear the smoke, this increased the fire’s intensity. All three vehicles had to be extinguished as they continued to burn after the vehicle was turned off.

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