A recent software problem has come to light that has brought Jeep, owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, to recall almost a quarter of a million Grand Cherokees. The issue could cause the airbags to deploy in the car when there hasn’t been an accident, a dangerous situation for anyone driving.
The models affected are the 2014 and 2015 Grand Cherokees, most of which were sold in the U.S., but some of which have been shipped worldwide.
The issue is that sensors in the Jeep will deploy the airbags because they have sensed that the Jeep is rolling when it isn’t. The cause of this is typically what they are referring to as “extreme driving maneuvers” that may happen because of winter conditions, or driving off-road.
Jeep will be notifying owners that they need to bring their Jeep in for a software upgrade. If you have any questions or want to know if your Jeep is on the list of recalls you can call 800-854-1403.