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Recall 16V734000

Air Bags Fail To Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The wiring to the front impact sensor could be stretched and pull out in an impact, which would prevent the signal to the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module indicating the crash event.  As a result, the air bags may not deploy as needed and the seat belt pretensioners may not activate. Dealers will reroute the front impact sensor wiring and relocate the impact sensor branch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle's restraint system may fail to deploy the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners in a crash due to a wiring issue to the front impact sensor. This would increase risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available at 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 incomplete 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 S76.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, October 13, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 13, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
182,743
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V734000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured June 16, 2015, to August 14, 2016. In certain crash conditions, the front impact sensor wiring may be pulled until it detaches before a signal can be received by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC).
Consequence
If the ORC module does not receive a signal from the front impact sensor, both frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the front impact sensor wiring and relocate the impact sensor branch, 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 S76.
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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