The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into multiple complaints that 2012 model year Jeep Liberty SUVs are displaying airbag warning lights.
The problem is thought to be related to the computer system that controls airbag deployment. Consumers reported their 2012 Liberty’s airbag light warning light coming on, which in some cases was fixed by replacing the computer. Some customers were forced to pay for the repairs, however, when the manufacturer should have covered the costs as it is a safety-related issue.
NHTSA reportedly received about 44 complaints related to the problem and is now looking into the matter. Fiat Chrysler is cooperating with the investigation and says the only safety device affected by the faulty module would be a headrest that moves to help prevent injuries in the event of a crash. If the agency can replicate the problem and sees it as a frequently reoccuring scenario, a recall order may be issued.
We’ll keep you updated in regards to the ongoing investigation.
Via Detroit News