Following reports of inadvertent airbag and tardy deployment, Chrysler Group LLC have issued a recall notice for their 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. Detailed inspection by the company along with National Safety Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that there were certain imperfections which needed to be tackled immediately which has led to this recall.
Chrysler Group LLC will be recalling a total of 920,000 Jeep SUVs to fix these faulty parts after there were over 100 reports of unintended air bag deployments. The company will be recalling 744,922 vehicles from the US, 49,430 from Canada, 21,828 from Mexico and 103,465 from outside North America. Though these faults did not cause any serious damage or loss of life, it did lead to 81 minor injuries including burns, cuts and bruises to the upper body, a sign that a recall was mandatory to keep customers interests and safety in mind.
NHTSA stated that initial reports were received in January this year that 42 of 87 incidents reported involved driver front air bags while balance 45 involved both driver and passenger front air bags which had deployed without any incident of crash. All repairs will be carried out without any cost to customers. Including Eureapean recalls, the number goes up to 919,545 vehicles.