Jeep has announced a recall on 749,516 Grand Cherokee and Liberty vehicles for a fault with the airbag system that can cause the airbags to deploy unexpectedly while driving.
A problem with the airbag control module can cause the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and or the seatbelt pretensioner to inadvertently deploy while the vehicle is being operated, greatly increasing the risk of of a collision.
Chrysler says that no accidents have been causes as a result of this issue, and that it likely only affects 0.03 percent of the vehicles involved.
The recall affects model year 2002 and 2003 Libertys, and 2002 through 2004 Grand Cherokees. Chrysler will contact affected owners, starting in January 2013, and install a supplemental jumper harness that will solve the issue, free of charge to the consumer.