The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. is upgrading its investigation into ’97 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Some 262,135 ’97-model vehicles are included in the investigation, which is looking at whether the hood is prone to opening while the vehicle is in motion. An initial investigation in May involved ’96-’98-model Grand Cherokees, but NHTSA narrowed its focus to the ’97 model because it received the most complaints and insurance claims. Thus far, 19 people have reported a problem with ...

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