Chrysler Recalls 184,215 Vehicles Over Short-Circuited Airbags


Chrysler Group issued a recall of 184,215 SUVs on Tuesday after engineers discovered an electrical fault that could disable airbags and restraints built into the seatbelt buckle.

Chrysler said a component supplier flagged the potential defect, which prompted an internal investigation. Engineers discovered an electrical short-circuit that could cause the vehicle’s airbag warning signal to light up, disabling safety systems including airbags and seatbelt restraints. The recall covers certain model-year 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

The company said it had received no reports of injuries related to the defect and that it would replace the occupant restraint control module in all affected vehicles.

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