More than 224,000 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wrangler SUVs in the United States and the world are being recalled due to a wiring issue that could prevent airbags from deploying during a crash, according to the Associated Press.
Fiat Chrysler stated that wiring may loosen during a collision and if that happens the airbags may not inflate and seat belts may not tighten leading to potential injuries or even death. The issue presents itself only in very specific types of impacts.
The company has not figured out how to repair the issue yet, but they plan to contact car owners once they do and schedule appointments at dealerships to fix the problem at no charge to consumers.
The automaker discovered the problem with airbags during recent crash tests, but there are no specific incidents involving collisions as of yet.
There are no consumer complaints about the problem at this time.
Help for Jeep Wrangler Owners
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