Inadvertent Airbag Deployment Leads to Recall from Jeep
Chrysler is issuing a recall for SUVs with malfunctioning airbags.
The automaker is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Chrysler is including about 284,000 vehicles in the recall.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag electronic control module and the front and/or side impact sensors, as necessary, free of charge. The replacement parts needed for this remedy are not expected to be available until the early part of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of December 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.