Recall Up Date: 2008 - 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Left-hand-drive models account for the majority of Jeep Wrangler sales in the U.S, but a small number of right-hand-drive Wranglers are sold in our market, mostly to rural mail carriers across the country. Those models are now the focus of a new voluntary recall issued by Chrysler.

2008-2012 Jeep Wrangler, RHD Models

The problem: Dirt, moisture, and debris that enters the interior can potentially dirty or damage the airbag clockspring assembly. If this happens, an airbag warning light will illuminate in the gauge cluster, and the driver’s airbag may not deploy in a collision.

The fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the clockspring assembly if needed at no charge. Owners will be notified of the issue over the course of November.

Vehicles affected: This recall pertains only to 5,334 right-hand-drive Wranglers built between 2008 and 2012.

Although this problem could theoretically manifest itself in any Wrangler exposed to the elements, Chrysler says it’s more likely to apply to RHD vehicles, since they’re frequently driven with the driver’s window down, and over long stretches of dirt roads.

Mathematically, this seems to hold some water. Chrysler sold about 362,789 Wranglers in the U.S. during that time span. The 5,334 RHD models account for about 1.5 percent of total volume, yet 6 of the 14 owners (42 percent) interviewed by NHTSA during a defect investigation owned a right-hand-drive Wrangler.

Thanks to: Motor Trend


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