2014-'15 Jeep Cherokee Recalled for Inadvertent Airbag Deployments | Edmunds

2014-'15 Jeep Cherokee Recalled for Inadvertent Airbag Deployments

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan FCA US is recalling an estimated 228,181 2014-'15 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide after a small number of inadvertent airbag deployments involving drivers who executed extreme maneuvers, the automaker said on Monday.

"These maneuvers dramatically changed the vehicles' angle of operation relative to the ground," FCA US said in a statement. "The airbag systems, sensing potential rollovers, automatically activated."

The company said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

A majority of the affected Cherokees — 168,092 — are in the U.S.

The recall follows an investigation by FCA US engineers. No information about the recall is posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Jeep dealers will upgrade the software governing side curtain and seat-mounted side airbags. A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact FCA US at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: The automaker said it will notify affected customers. Software upgrades will be available at that time.

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