2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled for Occupant Restraint Module
Faulty Modules May Trigger False Warning Lights
After a recall earlier in the year for brake system corrosion, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are now being recalled for an issue with the Occupant Restraint Control (OCS) module, which could give drivers false readings with incorrect warning lights. Chrysler was notified of the issue by the component’s supplier, which was investigated further by Chrysler safety engineers.
The affected OCS modules could have an internal short-circuit, which may cause the airbag warning light to illuminate, indicating the possibility that the airbag and seatbelt pretensioner systems are not operating correctly. Chrysler is unaware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
A total of 184,215 units worldwide are affected, with 126,772 in the U.S., 8,106 in Canada, 3,722 in Mexico, and 45,615 outside of the NAFTA region. Owners will be notified by mail if their specific vehicle is affected, as not all 2014 model vehicles are part of this recall. Concerned owners can call 800-853-1403, or visit moparownerconnect.com and enter their vehicle’s VIN number to see if it’s among the affected vehicles. The Grand Cherokee is one of the Jeep brand’s most popular models and was made available with the optional 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6, allowing two-wheel-drive models to achieve a class-leading 30 mpg highway.