May 21, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

A recall has been issued for approximately 5,440 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2007 through October 10, 2011 due to an air bag defect.  Certain 2008-2012 vehicles have air bag clockspring assemblies that could experience broken air bag circuits.  In the event of a crash the auto defect can result in the non-deployment of the driver-side frontal air bag increasing the risk of enhanced injuries.  

This recall is expected to begin sometime in May 2013. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact Chrysler directly at 1-800-247-9753 and reference safety recall no. M31. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V176000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.