A recall of 224,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs has been issued from Fiat Chrysler due to faulty air bags may not inflate during a crash The company discovered that wiring to the sensor may come loose in midst of a car accident, resulting in the airbags not deploying and the seat belt pre-tensioners not working.
FCA stated that Wrangler SUVs affected are from the 2016 and 2017 model years made by June 16, 2015, to Aug. 14, 2016, based on a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2017 model-year Wranglers are still with the company.
The company stated the problem hasn't caused any crashes or injuries and it has no complaints from customers. The problem was discovered during company crash tests. Fiat Chrysler found that during a crash, the left headlight would rotate, pulling the wiring loose,according to US News.
Of the affected Wranglers, around 183,000 are in the United States, 18,000 in Canada, around 3,100 in Mexico and another side 21,000 in a few markets outside of North America.
According to Fortune, the worldwide recall affects 2016 and 2017 models, though none of the latter have been sold yet. While the company is not prepared to repair the problem at this point in time, Fiat Chrysler will soon contact the car owners to let them know when they can schedule an appointment at their car dealership. Repairs will be free of charge.
Airbag-based recalls have been prevalent in recent years, with numerous notable car manufacturers being affected by faulty airbags coming from independent suppliers. In recent years, airbag world leader Takata has seen its reputation plummet, as its once-prolific airbags fell prey to a critical design flaw that ultimately resulted in injuries.
Thus, Fiat-Chrysler might actually be taking the safe road when dealing with its airbag issue. For owners of the SUV, the decision to recall the vehicles show a notable sense of responsibility from the carmaker.