Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jeep Cherokee Airbag Recall

Fiat Chrysler adds nearly 69,000 Jeep Cherokees to side air bag recall over software problem. The AP<>(5/12) reports Fiat Chrysler is adding almost 69,000 Jeep Cherokees to a “recall to fix software that can cause side air bags to inflate without a crash.” The AP said that the additional numbers brings the total of 2014 and 2015 Cherokees under the February recall to almost 317,000. Of those, 265,000 are in the US, Canada or Mexico.

        The Detroit News<> (5/12, Shepardson, 523K) reports Fiat Chrysler said it “updated the software in 2015 and 2016 vehicles in a production change in November 2014 to address air bag deployment issues without recalling the vehicles.” The News says Fiat Chrysler told the NHTSA last week it was expanding the US recall because it had “inadvertently omitted 62,000 vehicles.”

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