Jeep Recalls 744,822 Liberty, Grand Cherokee Models for Faulty Modules
Inadvertent Airbag Deployments Prompt Recall of Occupant Restraint Modules
Jeep is recalling more than 700,000 Liberty and Grand Cherokee models for a faulty airbag control module that has resulted in some inadvertent deployments while the vehicles are being driven. This could affect the proper operation of the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and seatbelt pretensioners.
The Problem: 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee models may have a faulty control module resulting in potential inadvertent deployment when the vehicle is being driven. Deployment of the airbags or pretensioners while the vehicle is being driven could result in driver distraction and a loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of an accident.
The Fix: Chrysler is notifying the owners of affected vehicles, and will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag control module at no charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners can contact Chrysler at 800/247-9753 or NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 744,822 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty models built between January 9, 2001, and March 28, 2003, and Grand Cherokee models built between February 13, 2001, and May 23, 2003.