FCA Australia Pty Ltd - Jeep Wrangler (JK) MY2014-2016 and Chrysler (LX) 300 MY2014-2015 - 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?
FCA Australia is contacting consumers when replacement parts are expected to become available in June. Consumers will then be able to schedule a service booking with their nearest authorised Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer. Consumers who are concerned should contact FCA Australia to discuss if alternative arrangements may be necessary in the interim.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also contact FCA Australia at https://www.jeep.com.au/contact-us.html or 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 2013 - 31 December 2017
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.