Chrysler agrees to recall of Toledo-built Libertys and other jeeps

2005 Jeep Liberty

Chrysler is agreeing to the U.S. Government's request to recall 2.7 million Jeeps including some built right here in Toledo.

The government asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee models because of the risk of fuel leaks and fires in rear-end crashes. They say at least 51 people have died from fiery crashes.

Last week, Chrysler refused the recall, arguing the vehicles are safe. But today, the automaker decided to go along with the request.

Owners will be notified. The recall affects Jeep Grand Cherokees from model years 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Libertys from 2002 through 2007.

The Libertys were built at the Toledo North Assembly Plant.