Professional Carwashing & Detailing

SUV goes out of control at carwash

May 14, 2013

SAN RAFAEL, CA — A Jeep Grand Cherokee went out of control at the Second Street Brushless Car Wash here, injuring four employees, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

The May 14 story said one of the employees had to go in for surgery after getting injured.

The Jeep was stopped when it smashed into a tree.

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Police are investigating the cause.

To read the entire story, click here.

Back in March we reported that the Waterway carwash chain, based in St. Louis, MO, would no longer allowing pre 2011 Jeep Cherokees to be washed at its locations due to safety concerns. A Waterway spokesperson said the national chain banned them after experiencing dangerous and costly incidents.

Chrysler Group LLC Spokesperson Michael Palese said that other types of vehicles have been know to suddenly accelerate and Waterway is unfairly targeting Jeeps and added that the carwashing environment is to blame.