Last week the JL-generation Jeep Wrangler failed the small-overlap crash test of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. So, it has become the first vehicle tested since 2012 to ever tip over.
Of course, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would like to get rid of such dubious fame. The company claims the result doesn’t reflect the real-world data, and no single test determines vehicle safety.
Nevertheless, FCA’s engineers are currently working on the changes to the model to prevent it from tip over in the future. The IIHS, in its turn, says it is ready to retest the Wrangler as soon as those changes are made (all want to know which ones).
Nobody expected the current-generation Wrangler to overturn in the test in which the previous-gen Wrangler JK was Ok.
Both the manufacturer and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety admit the Jeep Wrangler JL is fairly safe. The vehicle affords good protection by the standard measures of crash tests.
After all, safety is not the very first thing customers expect from the Jeep Wrangler…