The North American based automaker Chrysler has recently announced a recall for the Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee because of a problem with the airbags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 744,822 units of the Jeep Liberty and the Jeep Grand Cherokee will be affected by this problem over-seas and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA says that the models mentioned above might have their airbags inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
“A component in the airbag control module may fail, causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. Inadvertent deployment of the airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
The affected Jeep Libertys were produced between the 9th of January 2001 and the 28th of March 2003 and the affected Jeep Grand Cherokees were made between the 13th of February, 2001, and the 23rd of May, 2003. The recall is expected to begin soon and the company’s dealers will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag module. Owners are being advised to contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.