NHTSA is probing 2012 recall of Jeep SUVs as problem persists

Article by Christian A., on June 4, 2014

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a probe into a 2012 recall of Jeep Liberty SUVs (model years 2002 and 2003) and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs (model years 2002 to 2004) following six complaints of unintended deployment of airbags even though Chrysler Group had already fixed the defects.

The NHTSA will assess the effectiveness of the recall. Chrysler said in a statement that it had notified NHTSA of the six incidents of inadvertent airbag deployments while the vehicles were being used. Chrysler also said it was cooperating with the NHTSA probe.

Chrysler Group recalled 744,822 SUVs in November 2012 since airbag circuits could degrade. The company was able to fix the issue by installing an in-line jumper harness with an integrated electrical filter to get rid of electrical spikes that the carmaker believed were causing the problem.

NHTSA had previously launched an investigation into the issue in October 2011 and upgraded it three months later.

In the six incidents reported, there were no crashes although there were allegations of injuries like cuts and burns. The probe discovered 215 incidents of inadvertent airbag deployments that lead to 81 minor injuries in the US but no crashes.

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