Chrysler recalls SUVs for problem that can affect air bags and seatbelts
October 20, 2014 by The Associated Press with files from the Canadian Press
Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide, including more than 8,000 in Canada, because a wiring problem could disable their airbags and seatbelt pretensioners.
The recall involves the 2014 model year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, including almost 127,000 in the United States, an estimated 8,106 in Canada, 3,722 in Mexico and 45,615 outside the NAFTA region, according to a company website.
Chrysler says a short circuit in the restraint control module could cause the airbag warning lamps to illuminate. If that happens, the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners may not work. Pretensioners tighten belts during a crash to hold occupants in place.
Chrysler says it’s unaware of any injuries related to the problem.
Ford recalled 850,000 vehicles last month for the same issue. Both companies used restraint control modules made by auto supplier Bosch.
Chrysler dealers will replace the modules for free.