Jeep Wrangler Recalled Over Airbag Issues

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Italian American automotive giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 225,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs due to a problem with the wiring of the front impact sensors for the airbags.

The 225,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs being recalled were manufactured between June 16, 2015, and August 14, 2016.

In certain crash conditions, the front impact sensor wiring may be pulled until it detaches before a signal can be received by the occupant restraint controller (ORC).

The pulled wiring could lead to ORC not receiving a signal which in turn will lead to the seat belt pretensioners and the front airbags not deploying in a crash, which increases the chance of injury.

To fix the issue, FCA will notify owners to take the affected SUVs to their closest dealership. The dealers will reroute the front impact sensor wiring and relocate the impact sensor branch, free of charge.

However, FCA has not yet provided a notification schedule for the recall schedule.

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Story first published: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 16:03 [IST]
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