Jeep Wranglers air bags may not inflate

Air Bags

There may be a wiring issue in Jeep Wrangler steering wheels that would prevent air bags from inflating in a car accident. The probe by the United States safety regulators covers about 630,000 vehicles from the 2007 through 2012 model years.

There have been over 200 complaints that the air bag warning light is on, which indicates an electrical problem in the steering wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There have been no reported crashes or injuries, but there is speculation that there may be a defective airbag recall coming as the investigation continues. Jeep maker Fiat Chrysler had to recall some of their right-hand-drive Wranglers four years ago for the same issue. The agency is now looking at left-hand-drive vehicles.

“The subject vehicles display an airbag warning light that may indicate a failure of the clockspring wiring in the driver-side airbag circuit,” said NHTSA in its summary of the probe.

If your air bag light illuminates, you should contact your car dealer.

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