Jeep Says Grand Cherokee ‘Moose Test’ Failure Faked
Shortly after our orignal story about Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld’s “moose test,” and how the Jeep Grand Cherokee failed it, we spoke with the company about the reported danger.
In a statement Jeep said Teknikens Värld performed its initial test with a vehicle loaded beyond its weight capacity, which increased the risk for a rollover test – though exactly how (and by how much) it was overloaded has not been shared.
A source familiar with the case told AutoGuide that the Jeep in question was at least 100 lbs overweight, though it’s not clear how much that might impact the vehicle’s safety.
Jeep was also made aware of the incident shortly after it occurred and sent engineers to investigate. The company says it conducted subsequent tests yesterday with three vehicles traveling through the course reproduced by the magazine 11 times, none of which reproduced the original incident.
Read the full Grand Cherokee "Moose Test"
story at AutoGuide.com.