The issue is a life-threatening one!
Jeep, along with other automakers, has faced supply and production issues. The company also has to contend with an unpleasant factory in Detroit; however, Jeep is now facing a more significant challenge that is the need to recall almost 100,000 vehicles.
Jeep has announced a recall of 99,255 Grand Cherokee L, Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer models due to defective software that could disable the airbags on passengers.
The NHTSA announced their recall announcement through the website on the 10th of November. The recall follows the announcement that 2021’s Jeep Grand Cherokee L would also be recalled due to an issue regarding its high beam settings.
The recall affected 7,082 models.
The most recent recall could be one of the most serious, particularly in a fatal accident, but the NHTSA hasn’t reported an injury or death due to this recall yet.
On its website, the NHTSA declared: “Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2022 jeep wagoner, and Grand Wagoneer vehicles. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may have incorrect software which can disable the driver, passenger, and knee airbags without warning.”
In 2018 the company was involved in a recall of 150,000 vehicles because of the brake system’s malfunctions as well as nearly 5 000 Cherokee SRTs and Trakhawks were also removed from the market due to a snag flooring mats.
The affected owners should receive a notification from Jeep before the end of December 2021. Owners can contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). Visit the NHTSA website at www.nhtsa.gov or call the Stellantis customer service line at 1-800-853-1403.