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Chrysler to recall over 160,000 2014-15 Jeep Cherokees due to possible unintended air bag deployment

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 1st, 2013, to November 19th, 2014.

The affected vehicles may experience unintended side curtain and seat air bag deployment during vehicle operation.

Certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees to be recalled by Chrysler due to possible unintended air bag deployment.
Certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees to be recalled by Chrysler due to possible unintended air bag deployment.

Vehicle Information

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Report Receipt Date: January 28th, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V041000
Component(s): Air Bags
Potential Number of Units Affected: 167,749

 

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Jeep / Cherokee 2014-2015

Consequence

If the air bags deploy unexpectedly during vehicle operation, it can increase the risk of personal injury and increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the occupant restraint control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 26th, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1.800.853.1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R05.

Notes

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

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