DETROIT (AP) — Center for Auto Safety head Clarence Ditlow wants the government to reopen a probe of rear-crash fires in older Jeep SUVs after finding at least 11 more deaths since the vehicles were recalled.

Ditlow said the deaths show that the recall repair — a trailer hitch to protect gas tanks in low-speed crashes — hasn’t been effective.

He sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx seeking the investigation.

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