Older Jeep Wranglers Recalled Over Airbag Issue

Older Jeep Wranglers Recalled Over Airbag Issue

The 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler is being recalled to address a possible issue with airbag deployment.

A total 392,464 units are impacted by the recall, which focuses on an issue with the clockspring wiring connector in the steering column.

According to the recall notice, excessive exposure to dust and dirt can cause premature wear of the clockspring, potentially preventing the driver-side airbag from deploying. Customers are being warned that the clockspring may not be functioning properly if the airbag warning light stays illuminated. Those that have an illuminated airbag warning light are being advised to contact their local dealership as soon as possible.

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The recall will also impact special-service right-hand-drive JK Wrangler models from the 2011-2016 model years. In addition to the vehicles affected in the U.S., there are another 35,412 affected units in Canada, 8,529 in Mexico and 62,580 elsewhere in the world.

To fix the issue, Jeep will install a new steering wheel back cover and steering column shroud, as well as a new clockspring if necessary.

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