Safety Roundup: Jeep Cherokee Airbag Software, Canyon, Colorado Seat Attachment
Manufacturers Focus on Safety in Latest Recalls
In today’s safety roundup, we have an expansion of an airbag software programming recall on the Jeep Cherokee and a recall of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models for seat frame attachment hooks that may not have been properly attached to the vehicle during assembly.
For the Jeep recall, it’s an expansion of an earlier recall for airbag software on the Jeep Cherokee, now covering a total of 230,240 vehicles in the U.S. and 316,774 vehicles globally. In what FCA describes as “harsh, off-road environments,” certain maneuvers and vehicle angles can cause inadvertent deployment of side curtain and seat-mounted side airbags. The deployment threshold will be revised to prevent further false deployments.
The General Motors recall covers 48,309 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon units in the U.S. and 4,620 in Canada for seat frame attachment hooks that may not have been properly attached to the vehicle during assembly. Dealers will inspect potentially affected seats and repair as necessary. Neither FCA nor GM are aware of any injuries or fatalities related to either issue. Owners can visit my.gm.com for the Colorado or Canyon, or moparownerconnect.com for the Cherokee, and enter their vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if their vehicle is affected.
Source: General Motors, FCA