Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling about 500,000 units of the 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler over potentially faulty components in the steering wheel, which could prevent the airbag from deploying in a crash.
The defect: an investigation by FCA US determined that excessive exposure to dust and dirt — consistent with extensive off-road driving or driving with a vehicle’s top or doors removed — could impact the clockspring and eventually prevent driver-side air bag deployment in a crash.
The hazards: a malfunctioning airbag can lead to severe injury or death during a crash.
- 498,985 units of the 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler
- 7,435 units of the 2011-2016 Jeep Wrangler in right-hand drive
Number of vehicles affected: 498,985, of which:
- 392,464 are in the United States
- 35,412 are in Canada
- 8,529 are in Mexico
- 62,580 are outside of North America
An addition 7,435 special duty vehicles are affected in the United States.
The fix: dealers will replace clockspring assemblies and related components as well as install new steering wheel back covers and steering-column shrouds. Customers will be advised about when they can schedule service for the recall.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Jeep Wrangler 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 Jeep customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Customer Care: 1-800-853-1403
- Jeep Customer Service: 1-877-426-5337
- Chrysler Recall Number: S33 (S40 for right-hand-drive models)
- 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: 16V290000 (16V288000 for right-hand-drive models)