Chrysler Recall 2012: Chrysler recalls over 900,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide due to airbags problem

By on Nov 10, 2012 in Automobile, North America, United States Comments

Chrysler announced on Thursday, November 8, 2012 a voluntary recall to more than 900,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide due to airbags problem, involving around 744,822 vehicles in the US, 49,000 in Canada and 22,000 in Mexico, and the rest outside North America.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Image Credit: Chrysler via Edmunds.com

As announced by U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on their official website, the Chrysler Jeep recall involves Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles (2002-2004) manufactured February 13, 2001, through May 23, 2003, and Jeep Liberty vehicles (2002-2003) manufactured from January 9, 2001 to March 28, 2003.

According to the report, a component in the air bag control module may malfunction that will cause the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is in use, which may increase the risk of injury and a potential car crash.

Chrysler did not mention any reported incidents related to this latest Jeep recall, which is expected to start on January 2013, but noted that they will send to notification letter to the affected owners, and dealers will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag control module, with no extra charge.

For more information about this Chrysler Jeep recall, owners are being invited to contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753, or to call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or to visit www.safercar.gov.



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