Fiat Chrysler recalls 200K Jeeps due to air bag issue

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DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

The recall covers certain 2016 and 2017 Wranglers. The company says in government documents that wiring to a sensor can come loose, cutting off signals to an air bag computer. If that happens, the seat belt pretensioners won’t work and the air bags won’t deploy.

The company says the problem hasn’t caused any crashes or injuries. It was discovered during company crash tests. Fiat Chrysler found that during a crash, the left headlight would rotate, pulling the wiring loose.

Repairs to fix the problem aren’t ready yet and there’s no schedule for the recall to begin. Owners can contact FCA at (800) 853-1403. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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