Airbag Recall Affects More Than 18,000 Jeep Wranglers

2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced a recall of more than 18,000 of its Jeep Wrangler SUV to fix airbag impact sensors that could fail to deploy airbags in a crash.

In these vehicles, Transport Canada says the headlights could rotate during a frontal impact, which would cause the wiring to the nearby impact sensors to detach before they have a chance to tell the airbags to deploy.

The result, naturally, could be front-seat occupants sustaining more serious injuries than they would with properly functioning airbags. Jeep has not yet determined a fix for the affected models, sold in 2015 and 2016.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.