2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Investigated For Premature Airbag Deployment

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Jeep Liberty SUVs built between 2002 and 2003 for an issue regarding the premature deployment of airbags.

NHTSA said that they’ve received 7 complaints regarding airbags deploying without a crash, with 5 of these incidents having caused injuries. 387,356 vehicles are said to be affected by the issue.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • David Turner David Turner on Mar 22, 2012

    The air bags on my 2003 Jeep Liberty fired randomly without external cause on March 19th while driving down a highway near Perth Ontario with my young son. Fortunately my son was not harmed but I suffered a badly sprained wrist and some loss of hearing which may or may not be permanent. The OPP investigated (occurrence #SP12064481). Chrysler refused to accept any responsibility for the malfunction.

    • Rgllvineyard Rgllvineyard on Apr 04, 2012

      The same thing happened to my sister in TX. Who is the OPP and how does she contact them??

  • Wilfredomp Wilfredomp on Jul 18, 2012

    I Have a liberty 2003, i was driving from my dougther school, the airbag ligth get on, to minutes later the airbags blow in my face