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Recall 16V290000

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

Recall Details

The clockspring assembly may have become contaminated with dust and cause the air bag circuit to fail for the driver's frontal air bag. Dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover and column shroud free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag assembly may not deploy as needed in an accident due to an electrical connection problem inside the steering wheel. This could increase risk of occupant injury in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do 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 S33.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
394,258
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V290000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler JK vehicles manufactured March 2, 2006, to August 13, 2010. 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 S33.
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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