Jeep Recalls Cherokees, Wagoneers Over Airbag Issues

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Jeep has issued a recall for nearly 100,000 of its Cherokee and Wagoneer vehicles because they have a software issue that could disable the airbags without warning.

The recall affects 2021 Grand Cherokees, 2022 Wagoneers, and 2022 Grand Wagoneers, which were all introduced by Jeep in the second half of 2021.

The issue with the vehicles stems from the Occupant Restraint Controller, which may have incorrect software. This could cause the driver, passenger, and knee airbags to turn off without notifying the driver, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle’s occupants during a crash.

To repair the problem, Jeep said the software update can be completed at a dealer free of charge.

Recall notices are expected to be mailed on Dec. 30.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles customer service at 1-800-853-1403.


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Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

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