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Chrysler recalls certain model year 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles, over 700,000

Posted By News Staff On Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In News | No Comments

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9th, 2001, through March 28th, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13th, 2001, through May 23rd, 2003.

A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

2002 Jeep Liberty [1]

2002 Jeep Liberty

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Jeep / Grand Cherokee 2002-2004
Jeep / Liberty 2002-2003

 

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group, LLC
Report Receipt Date: November 8th, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V527000  EA12001
NHTSA Action Number: EA12001

Component: Air Bags: Frontal: Sensor/Control Module

Potential Number of Units Affected: 744,822

Consequence

Inadvertent deployment of the airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1.800.247.9753.

Notes

Chrysler’s recall campaign number is M35. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov [2].


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