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Jeep Recall of 100,000 Vehicles for Serious Safety Issue with Airbags

Jeep Recall of 100,000 Vehicles for Serious Safety Issue with Airbags

A Jeep recall has been issued for about 99,255 vehicles because of malfunctioning software that could potentially disable airbags.

According to a report on, the recall includes certain Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer models because of this problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has posted the recall on its website.

Airbags are vital safety devices, and any loss of function could be extremely dangerous or result in a wrongful death. The Jeep recall is necessary to safeguard drivers and passengers.

Details of the Recall

This could be a serious issue especially in the event of a life-threatening accident where an airbag fails to deploy. NHTSA has not reported any deaths or injuries related to this issue as yet. The federal regulatory agency says on its website that Chrysler is recalling some 2021 models because the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may have incorrect software which can disable the driver, passenger, and knee airbags without warning.

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee L and 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will all be recalled because of this problem. The Jeep recall will include sending out notices to vehicle owners by Dec. 30. When the recall begins, Jeep dealers will perform the recall repairs at no cost to consumers.

Jeep’s last major recall was in March 2019 when Dodge and Jeep were forced to recall close to a million vehicles that had failed emissions tests. In 2018, the company was involved in a recall covering 150,000 cars because of defective brake systems, and thousands of Cherokee SRTs and Trakhawks were also recalled that year for intrusive floor mats.

When Airbags Fail to Deploy

Airbags are among the most important safety features in our vehicles. Newer vehicles have both front and side airbags to help cushion vehicle occupants and protect them from blunt force injuries during auto accidents. However, when an airbag fails to deploy, occupants of a vehicle may suffer major if not catastrophic or life-threatening injuries. We count on airbags to provide us with that extra layer of protection in the event of a crash.

If this Jeep recall has impacted you or a loved one, or have been injured because of a defective airbag, seatbelt, or a safety feature that fails to work as intended, you may be able to file a product defect lawsuit against the vehicle manufacturer and/or the maker of the defective part. You may be able to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, and pain and suffering.

If you have lost a loved one as the result of an airbag defect, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation. An experienced auto defect lawyer will be able to provide you with more information about your legal rights and options.


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