The North American based automotive giant Chrysler Group LLC has recently announced a recall for some Jeep models, because of a problem with the sensor activated restraints.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 254,400 units of the Jeep Patriot and Compass will be affected by this recall in the United States, along with 45,400 in Canada, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the sensor activated restraints fixed. The NHTSA says that some of the vehicles mentioned above may not deploy the airbags because of the seatbelt pretensioners, increasing the risk of an injury during a crash.
The affected vehicles are the 2010 – 2012 Jeep Patriots and the 2010 – 2012 Jeep. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and upgrade the software in the system controller at no charge. Customers will be notified by the company in July. Meanwhile, if you own a vehicle mentioned above you should contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Meanwhile, a different recall will affect the 2012 – 2013 Jeep Wranglers. The models may have a problem with the steering return lines, rubbing against the transmission oil cooler line. This can be breached in time, causing a loss of transmission. Dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly at no charge. This will affect 181,000 Wranglers in the U.S. and 18,400 in Canada.