Jeep Recalls 228,000 Cherokees For Inadvertent Airbag Deployment

Less than a week after Chrysler recalled some 750,000 older model Jeep Grand Cherokees and Liberty SUVs for airbag issues, the car manufacturer is at it again, this time recalling 228,000 newer model vehicles for similar problems.

The Detroit News reports that Chrysler will recall 168,092 model year 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees in the United States after receiving reports regarding inadvertent airbag deployments.

Jeep says the recall was initiated after the company investigated an incident in which the airbags deployed without a crash when the driver “executed extreme maneuvers. The maneuvers dramatically changed the vehicles’ angle of operation, relative to the ground.”

In that instance, the airbag system, sensing a potential rollover, automatically activated.

To fix the issue, Jeep will upgrade software governing side-curtain and seat-mounted side airbags. The company is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the airbag issue.

In addition to the 168,092 SUVs recalled in the U.S., nearly 19,557 Jeeps will be recalled in Canada, 4,133 in Mexico and 36,399 outside of North America.

228,000 new Jeep SUVs recalled for airbag deployments [The Detroit News]

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