2017 Jeep Cherokee Recalled Over Knee Airbag Issues

Jeep has recalled certain examples of the Cherokee SUV due to improper welds on the driver's knee air bag inflator.

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Fiat Chrysler Automotive, the parent company of American SUV manufacturer Jeep has recalled certain examples of the 2017 model year Cherokee SUV due to an issue with the inflator of the driver's side knee airbag.

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that the affected cars were manufactured between October 13, 2016 and October 17, 2016.

According to the filing, the inflator for the driver's side knee airbag features improper welds which may prevent the airbag from properly inflating.

In case of a crash, the improperly inflated, there is an increased risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash.

To remedy the issue, Fiat Chrysler Automotive will inform owners of the affected units to take their SUVs to the nearest dealership, where the driver's knee air bag module will be replaced free of charge.

The recall for the affected Jeep SUVs is expected to start on November 18, 2016.

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