Chrysler Alerts Public of Potential Inadvertent Airbag Inflation and Issues Recall
Close to a million older model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs worldwide have been recalled by the Chrysler Corporation for a problem with their airbags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website indicated that a part could fail within the airbag control computer and the front and side airbags can potentially inflate while the SUVs are being operated.
Last year, an agency investigation revealed 258 inadvertent airbag deployments which caused 81 injuries. Chrysler has indicated that they will install an electrical filter free of charge until all of the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s and Liberty SUVs have been found to have the problem.
The recall involves 745,000 SUVs in the U. S., 49,000 in Canada, and 22,000 in Mexico with the rest remaining outside of North America.
The Grand Cherokee’s covered by the Chrysler recall were built from August 1, 2001 to May 16, 2003 and the Liberty’s were built from June 6, 2001 to March 19, 2003.