Originally Posted by JeepNicholson
Then what is that big piece of bumper shaped steel that sits under the plastic fascia for?
It holds the plastic in place.
I might be showing my age but years ago all cars had metal bumpers and in the 70's they had short heavy duty shocks in the bumpers that could take a pretty good hit without having any body damage.
Today all these plastic parts are just useless weightless garbage that offer no real protection against front and rear collisions.
If the previous owners and the NTSB found a problem with the gas tanks exploding why would there be a recall?
I did some investigating into the history of rearend collisions on these Jeeps and the pictures were very gruesome.
The doors were jammed shut, and before the people could get out through a window, they were burned alive.
Even a handful of incidents would make me worry about getting out of a fender bender alive as well as the other occupants in my Jeep.