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Recall 16V288000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In An Accident

Recall Details

For right hand drive vehicles: the clockspring assembly that powers the driver's frontal air bag may become contaminated with dust and result in the failure of the driver's frontal air bag circuit. This would prevent deployment as commanded in an accident. Dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover and column shroud free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For right hand drive vehicles: the driver's frontal air bag may fail to deploy as needed during an accident because of an electrical contact issue in the steering wheel. This would increase risk of occupant injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Jeep will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jeep dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is S40.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
EA15007
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,180
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V288000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Right Hand Drive Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured February 16, 2010, to May 2, 2016. The clockspring assembly may become contaminated with dust and cause the air bag circuit to fail.
Consequence
Failure of the air bag circuit may prevent the driver's frontal air bag from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover, and column shroud, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S40.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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