Jeep has issued a recall for the Cherokee SUVs because of a problem with the vehicles’ airbag systems.
The Jeep Cherokee is the subject of a recall which has been announced recently by the North American based automaker. The models in question have a problem with the side curtain and seat mounted side airbags which may deploy if the driver will execute extreme maneuvers and this might increase the risk of injury.
“The action follows an investigation by FCA US engineers after a small number of inadvertent deployments involving drivers who executed extreme maneuvers. These maneuvers dramatically changed the vehicles’ angle of operation, relative to the ground”, says the automaker in its official press release.
The affected models are the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees, in a total of 228,181 units, out of which 168,092 have been sold in the United States, 19,557 in Canada, 4,133 in Mexico and 36,399 units outside the NAFTA region. The car manufacturer is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this condition.
The company will be notifying owners of the above mentioned models and the dealers will be inspecting the vehicles and upgrade the software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin soon but no official date has been announced yet. for any extra details on the topic, owners can contact the company at 1 800 853 1403.