DETROIT, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs in the United States and Canada due to the possibility that the air bags may not inflate in a crash.
The recall covers certain 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wranglers. The company said in government documents that the wiring to a sensor can come loose, cutting off signals to an air bag computer. If that happens, the seat belt pretensioners won’t work and the air bags may not deploy.
The company said the problem hasn’t caused any crashes or injuries. Fiat Chrysler discovered the problem during company crash tests that during a crash, the left headlight would rotate, pulling the wiring loose.
Repairs to fix the problem aren’t ready yet and there’s no schedule for the recall to begin. Owners can contact FCA at (800) 853-1403.