FCA Australia has issued a recall for 2016-2017 JK Jeep Wranglers (recall number S76).
The recall report indicates that the front impact sensor wire(s) may become detached during a crash before the impact signal is recorded by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC).
The detachment of these wires can lead to the vehicle not experiencing airbag or pretensioner deployment when it is expected.
This defect increases the risk of serious injury or death for front seat passengers, as the airbags or pretensioner could fail to deploy during a crash event.
Earlier this year (June) Jeep also recalled 2007-2019 JK Wranglers because of a dodgy clock spring that was capable of ingesting dust. The accumulation of dust had the ability to compromise the deployment of the driver’s airbag.
Jeep Cherokee and Renegade models were also recalled back in September this year, as a “transaxle wiring harness may have been built with insufficient wire terminal crimp(s), causing an intermittent high electrical resistance in the transaxle wire harness circuit(s)”.
This could cause the Jeeps to lose motive power and thus cause a crash without warning.
If your 2016-2017 JK Wrangler is on the recall list, then expect to be contacted by FCA Australia in the coming days. They’ll notify owners to take their vehicle to a Jeep dealership for free reparation.