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FCA recalls 182k Jeep Wrangler over defective impact sensor

FCA recalls 182k Jeep Wrangler over defective impact sensor image

Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Jeep | posted October 24, 2016 07:23

Remedy for faulty sensor, still under development

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) has issued a recall of certain models of the Jeep Wrangler manufactured between June 16, 2015, to August 14, 2016 due to a defective front impact sensor. 

In certain crash conditions, the front impact sensor wiring may detach before a signal can be received by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC).

However, if it so happens that the ORC module did not receive the signal, both the front air bags and the seatbelt pretensioners will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing risk of injury.

FCA discovered the faulty impact sensor when the airbags didn't deploy while testing the 'driver and passenger airbags' from a 2016 - 2017 model year. Chrysler's engineering team later discovered that the problem is due to the changes to the routing of the wiring during the 2016 Wrangler’s assembly.

The manufacturer estimated a total of 182k models affected by the recall. Meanwhile, the remedy for the faulty front impact sensor is still under development.

Chrysler has not yet provided a notification schedule as of the moment and claims that there are no known field reports or customer complaints regarding this issue.