Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs recalled due to air bag problems
Nearly 745,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty sport-utility vehicles are being recalled due to an issue with the SUVs’ supplemental restraint systems. A component within the system may fail and cause a sudden, inadvertent deployment of safety systems such as the front air bags or the seatbelt pre-tensioners or the side curtain air bag.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the recall affects the 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty SUVs manufactured from January 2001 through May 2003.
Chrysler will notify affected SUV owners in January and instruct them to bring the recalled vehicles to local dealers, who will install a supplemental jumper harness to the vehicle’s air-bag control module for free.
For more information, consumers can call Chrysler’s toll-free customer support line (800-247-9753) and reference the company’s internal recall campaign number, M35.
RECALL: 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee / 2002-2002 Jeep Liberty – Air bags Campaign ID#: 12V527000 [NHTSA]