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JK Wranglers recalled over further airbag issues

Coming off the back of the Takata airbag recall fiasco, there have been more developments with JK Wranglers recalled over further airbag issues. The further recall affects both JK Wranglers and Chrysler LX300s (6730 vehicles in total), manufactured between 2014-2016 and 2014-2015 respectively. 

The recall relates specifically to the passenger airbag, and the “beta inflators” used within. As with the initial Takata airbag recall it appears per the ACCC’s statement, that humidity and high temperatures may cause the inflator propellant to degrade. This, in the event of an accident where the airbags would normally deploy, may cause the metal inflator housing to explode/rupture under too much internal pressure. 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be contacting consumers when the replacement components are available, which is expected to occur in June. Consumers will then be able to schedule a service booking with their nearest authorised Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer. Concerned consumers are also advised to contact FCA Australia to discuss if alternative arrangements may be necessary in the interim.

A list of the affected VIN’s can be found here.

Yet another round of JK Wranglers recalled over further airbag issues, indicates we may not have seen the end to the Takata airbag problems which have plagued the automotive market for some years now.

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  • I’m glad the Government made this recall compulsory. Every time I rang my local dealer for the past two years to book in, their reply was for me to wait until it was due a service. That’s great if it was a daily driver and I was racking up the kms, however due to my work my Wrangler can sit idle for weeks without being driven. I love all the Jeeps I’ve had over the years and couldn’t see myself in any other brand of 4×4 but the dealer experience has been the worse of any brand I’ve ever owned.

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