The 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty models are currently being investigated by the NHTSA because of airbags deploying at random.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, dozens of the 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty models have had airbags problems, which have deployed for no reason. The Jeep mother-brand, Chrysler, has received 87 complaints from consumers until now, who said that the airbags in the Libertys have fired without cause, and 42 of those complaints said that only the driver’s airbag deployed, while 45 said that both front airbags are involved. Owners of the above mentioned models also reported that while some of the drivers saw a warning light illuminated before the airbag deployed, others didn’t see anything and the airbags deployed with no warning at all.
Reports say that drivers and passengers have suffered some cuts and bruises because of this problem, but the issue didn’t lead to any fatalities. The NHTSA has been investigating this problem ever since September, last year, and the total number of vehicles which might have this airbag problem could go up to 387.000. The next step will be a major recall of the 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty models, but there is no official word on that yet. We will keep you updated.