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Jeep recalls 228K Cherokees for air bag problem

Jeep recalls over 228,000 Cherokees; software problem can make air bags deploy without a crash

Jeep recalls 228K Cherokees for air bag problem

DETROIT (AP) -- Jeep is recalling more than 228,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a software problem that can cause side air bags to inflate for no reason.

The recall covers Jeep Cherokees from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Fiat Chrysler, which makes Jeeps, says there have been a small number of inadvertent air bag deployments. Canadian safety regulators say the problem occurred mainly in off-road situations. Sudden air bag inflation can startle drivers and cause crashes, but Chrysler says it's not aware of any accidents or injuries.

Most of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S. and Canada. Dealers will recalibrate the software to change the threshold for inflating the air bags.

The problem is the latest in a string of auto industry troubles with air bags.

Updated : 2021-09-17 13:10 GMT+08:00