WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 2012)—Both Chrysler Group L.L.C. and The Timken Co. have announced recalls related to certain Jeep Liberty and/or Jeep Grand Cherokee models.
Chrysler is recalling 744,822 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured between Jan. 9, 2001, and March 28, 2003, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured between Feb. 12, 2011, and May 23, 2003.
A component in the airbag control modules of these vehicles may fail, causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently during operation, Chrysler said. The company will install a supplemental jumper harness free of charge to correct the problem.
Also, Timken is recalling 892 non-formed front wheel hubs installed as original equipment on 4x4 non-ABS Jeep Liberty vehicles in the model years 2002 through 2005.
These front wheel hubs may be mistakenly resold to owners of Jeep 4x2 vehicles, Timken told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If those hubs are installed on those vehicles, the wheels will not be secure and front wheel separations may result.
Timken will replace the wheel hubs free of charge.