2014 Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled for Airbag Defect | Edmunds

2014 Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled for Airbag Defect


Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 184,215 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs to fix an airbag defect.
  • The affected SUVs may have internal electrical short-circuits that could cause the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to fail.
  • Chrysler said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 184,215 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs to fix an airbag defect, the automaker said on Tuesday.

The affected SUVs may have internal electrical short-circuits that could cause the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to fail.

"This condition may cause airbag warning lamps to illuminate, a signal that supplemental restraint systems such as airbags and seatbelt pretensioners may be disabled," the automaker said in a statement.

Chrysler said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

An estimated 126,772 vehicles are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico and outside the NAFTA region.

Dealers will replace a control module. A date has not been set for the recall.

"We're preparing to accumulate parts now," wrote Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne in response to an Edmunds query.

Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

"In the interim, customers are advised to use their seatbelts, as always," Chrysler said.

The new Chrysler recall is related to a Ford recall issued last month covering some 2013-'14 Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

In an October 2 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, supplier Robert Bosch LLC said the faulty parts had been used in Ford and Chrysler vehicles.

"The component supplier advised Chrysler Group of the issue," Chrysler noted. "Additional investigation by Chrysler Group engineers resulted in this recall."

Edmunds says: Chrysler said all affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service.

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