FCA Australia Pty Ltd — Jeep Wrangler (JK) and Chrysler (LX) 300 and 300C MY2013 - extended recall
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could possibly shoot out, straight through the airbag cushion material towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local FCA Australia dealership or FCA Australia head office directly via the website at https://www.jeep.com.au/contact-us.html to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also contact FCA Australia on 1300 133 079 or contact their preferred dealer.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
FCA Australia Pty Ltd
- 1 June 2012 - 31 December 2014
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.