Recall roundup: Jeep vehicles in Australia image

The North American based automaker Jeep has recently announced a recall for some Jeep models in Australia, because of some problems with the fuel systems.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the recall in question has been announced in response to the Chrysler Group’s announcement to recall 1,5 million Jeep vehicles in the United States, as part of an agreement with the NHTSA. In Australia, a total of 35,000 Jeep vehicles will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers quite soon, because of some problems with the fuel systems.

The ACCC says that the affected Jeep vehicles are some of the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee. The Jeep Grand Cherokees and Cherokees in question have been produced between 2002 and 2007. The ORC software error in these Jeeps “could result in non-deployment of the seatbelt pretensioner and/or side airbag curtains during low-speed roll-over events and increase the risk of injury to occupants”, said the ACCC. The recall is expected to begin soon. The company’s dealers will inspect the vehicles and make the necessary replacements / repairs, free of charge. Meanwhile if you own such a vehicle in Australia, you should contact your local Jeep dealership.