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Regulators investigate 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees

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U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints about the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the ceilings can catch fire.

The investigation covers 146,000 vehicles.

Three customers complained to the government about the ceilings, saying flames started near the passenger-side sun visor while they were driving.

Initially there was a burning smell, then smoke and flames. The customers lowered their windows to clear the smoke, but that increased the fire's intensity, NHTSA said in documents posted on its website.

All three SUVs had to be towed to a dealership for repairs. Investigators will decide if the problem is serious enough to cause a recall.

The company said it will advise customers if they need to take any action, and those with concerns can consult with dealers or call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

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