The Chrysler Group has issued a recall for more than five thousand Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured in 2008 through 2012. No accidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall is to fix a problem that could cause the airbag not to deploy. These models were built with the steering wheels on the right side of the dashboard and are used for rural postal routes. There may be a defective clock spring that could turn on the airbag warning light indicating that the airbag may not function in the event of a crash. The problem is caused by dirt, rain or dust that the inside of the vehicle is exposed to when the mail carrier lowers his or her windows to deliver the mail.
An airbag defect can result in a catastrophic injury or death. Airbags are made to provide passengers with an extra layer of protection in the event of an accident. If your airbag warning light comes on, take your vehicle to a dealer who will replace your clock spring assembly system. If you are involved in an auto accident because of a product defect, contact a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who has been successful in handling product liability lawsuits against large manufacturers, such as Chrysler and who will discuss your rights and legal options with you.