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Jeep Owners Beware: Vehicles Recalled Due to Faulty Airbags

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Certain 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wranglers are being recalled due to airbags possibly not inflating during a crash. According to CBS DFW, the company released a statement explaining “that wiring to a sensor can come loose, cutting off signals to an air bag computer. If that happens, the seat belt pretensioners won’t work and the air bags won’t deploy.”

Luckily, there are no reports of the faulty wiring leading to any injuries on the road, and the 2017 Jeep Wranglers haven’t even been distributed yet. The discovery was made during test drives when the car’s left headlight moved and pulled the wiring out of place. Another problem that results from this is the seatbelt pretensioner fails to work. Pretensioners tighten up the slack of a seatbelt before impact is made in a crash.

Consumer Affairs says that 182,308 vehicles potentially have this issue, which were all manufactured between June 16, 2015, to August 14, 2016. They write, “Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is S76.” There isn’t a solution to the issue just yet, but when the company figures out a plan, fixing the problem will be completed at dealerships at no cost to the Jeep owner.