Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 341,989 units of its Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee over an issue that can cause the vehicle’s airbags to be deployed inadvertently.
The defect: due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
The hazards: inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
- 2003 Jeep Liberty manufactured March 29th, 2003 to July 3rd, 2003
- 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee manufactured May 27th, 2003 to May 20th, 2004
Number of vehicles affected: 341,989 units in the following markets:
- 284,089 in the United States
- 3,411 vehicles in Canada
- 6,277 in Mexico
- 48,212 outside the NAFTA area
The fix: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag electronic control module and the front and/or side impact sensors, as necessary, free of charge. The replacement parts needed for this remedy are not expected to be available until the early part of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of December 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Jeep recall should visit recalls.mopar.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chrysler Customer Service: 1-800-853-1403
- Chrysler Recall Number: R60
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V673000