New Jeep Cherokee recall with simple software fix

We are only into the second month of 2015 and already the car recalls have started to mount. We say this because Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently announced that they are to recall 230,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, with 170,000 of that figure affecting the U.S.

New Jeep Cherokee recall with simple software fix

The model years affected are the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees, and is all because of an issue with its software that could cause the airbag not to work in the correct way. However, it will be a simple fix, as dealers only have to make a change to the vehicles software.

We have recently learned from The New York Times that in some cases the side airbags were deployed while the Jeep Cherokee was being driven vigorously, which should not happen. They are only designed to deploy when an impact is dedicated, and so we can only assume the sensitivity is set too high.

New software will mean the airbags will be less sensitive, and so will be less likely to deploy when the vehicle is being driven extremely.

Fiat Chrysler will be contacting affected owners very soon, although if you are worried, then we ask that you call the Customer Care Line on 800-854-1403.

You can check out other Jeep problems and previous recalls by heading to our Jeep page.