Chrysler recalls 184k SUVs over air bag fault

October 14, 2014
Chrysler is recalling more than 184,000 SUVs from the 2014 model year to address an electric fault that could disable supplemental restraint systems such as air bags and seat-belt pretensioners.

Chrysler announced on Tuesday that it is calling back 184,215 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee models that could be plagued with the issue. Those vehicles may have a flaw in their occupant restraint control (ORC) modules that causes an internal electric short. The condition can trip the vehicle’s air bag warning light and disable supplemental restraint systems.

Chrysler said in a statement that it was tipped off to the issue by one of its suppliers.

No accidents or injuries have been linked to the recall. Chrysler has not yet announced when the recall campaign will begin, but concerned owners can contact their local dealer for further details.

Ford issued a similar recall last month that covered 850,000 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The same supplier was to blame in Ford’s recall. As with the Chrysler case, no injuries or accidents have been linked to Ford’s recall.

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