Chrysler recalls 919,000 vehicles Jeeps, including 49,000 sold in Canada
The automaker Chrysler announced Friday the recall of more than 919,000 older models of Jeep SUVs, including some 49,000 in Canada, due to faulty airbags that could deploy while the vehicle is in motion.
The total includes 745,000 recalled vehicles in the United States and 22,000 in Mexico. Other Jeep has affected were sold outside of North America.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States indicates that the recall affected vehicles Jeep Grand Cherookee the years 2002 2004. Jeep Liberty models 2002 and 2003 are also included.
Chrysler Canada precise than 49,430 recalled vehicles in the country are divided equally between these two models.
According to the Federal agency, a defective piece the computer that controls the airbags is to blame. An investigation launched last year helped to discover that this problem has occurred 215 times, causing 81 injuries arms. No accidents have been reported, but NHTSA suggests that anything could actually lead to output drive.
Chrysler, which manufactures vehicles Jeep, correct the problem free of charge. The company will begin to contact the owners of SUV keys in January.
In a separate statement about the recall, the automaker specifies that repair is to address potential problems related to both the airbags and mechanisms tightening the seat belts before impact.