Latino Traffic Report has learned that FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 392,464 Jeep Wrangler SUVs, model-year 2007-2010, in the U.S. to replace their clockspring assemblies and related components.
Located in a vehicle’s steering wheel, a clockspring forms part of the circuit that helps control airbag function. An investigation by FCA US determined excessive exposure to dust and dirt – consistent with extensive off-road driving or driving with a vehicle’s top and/or doors removed – may compromise the clockspring and eventually prevent driver-side airbag deployment in a crash.
If this condition is present, the airbag warning-lamp will be illuminated. If such an event occurs, customers are advised to contact their dealers.
The Company is unaware any potentially related injuries or accidents.
An additional 7,435 model-year 2011-2016 vehicles equipped with right-hand drive for special duty also are affected in the U.S.
Vehicles affected outside the U.S. comprise an estimated 35,412 in Canada; 8,529 in Mexico and 62,580 outside the NAFTA region. Customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which includes installation of a new steering-wheel back cover and a steering-column shroud.
Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403 or go to www.safercar.gov.
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