Tennessee Jeep lovers may be interested to learn that Chrysler, after initially stating that it would not comply with a recall of several models of its vehicles, has changed its mind and will recall the vehicles for inspection. Among the potentially dangerous products that are being recalled are 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Jeep Libertys, a total of approximately 2.7 million vehicles.
Tennessee drivers may be interested to know that according to a new report, voice-activated appliances, such as voice-to-text, handless talking on the phone and even internet searching, are still dangerous to drivers. The use of these applications act as a mental distraction to drivers, making them more likely to miss visual cues, potentially resulting in a car accident or pedestrian accident.
Just two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler announced it will be recalling 630,000 Jeeps worldwide through two separate recalls. The first recall will affect 409,000 Jeep Patriot and Compass small SUVs from the 2010 and 2012 model years while the second recall is for 221,000 Jeep Wranglers from the 2012 and 2013 model years.
A three-car crash occurred on Highway 96 in Williamson County. According to authorities, a minivan carrying 11 passengers clipped another vehicle and then crashed head-on into a third vehicle. The car accident occurred in the late afternoon on a Saturday. Officials stated that four adults were taken to a nearby hospital where they were listed in critical condition. Two of the adults were in the minivan, and the other two were from the car that was hit head-on. The other nine passengers in the minivan were also taken to the hospital. Their conditions are not known. The remaining nine passengers were minors. They were seven sixteen year old girls, and two younger children.