Jeep Grand Cherokees Recalled for Software Problem

Jeep dealers are prepared to replace the software designed to detect a rollover accident. Cases have been reported that the side airbags have deployed during “extreme driving maneuvers” in off-road terrain. The SUVs tilted to the side in these cases, but not to the extent of being at risk for rolling over. The new software is expected to make the side airbags less likely to inflate in these situations.

The model years for the recall are 2014 and 2015. 170,000 of the Jeep Grand Cherokees are in the U.S., 20,000 in Canada, 4,000 in Mexico and another 36,400 outside North America.

The owners of these models will be notified about the recall, and can take their vehicles to the nearest dealership for a software upgrade.

No injuries or deaths have been reported in relation to this recall. If you or someone you know was involved in a car crash that was due to a defect in a vehicle, speak to an attorney that understands your situation and options. Contact The Carlson Law Firm for a free consultation to see if you have a case.

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