A recalled Jeep Cherokee model.

Jeep is recalling more than 41,000 of its 2019 Cherokee SUVs because a faulty airbag sensor could fail, causing the vehicle’s airbags to not deploy in a crash. The airbags could also deploy later than expected or without the proper amount of force, raising the risk of injuries to occupants, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA says that owners of affected vehicles should keep an eye on their dashboards. If the airbag warning light illuminates, it could indicate that the sensor has failed and that the airbags might not work properly in a crash. Even if the warning light isn’t illuminated, owners should verify whether their vehicle is affected by this recall. 

Jeep says it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 41,169 of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee SUVs manufactured from July 28, 2018, through Sept. 20, 2018.

The problem: A faulty connection may cause an airbag sensor to fail. If that happens, airbags could deploy late, with the wrong amount of force, or not at all in a crash.

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The fix: Dealers will replace the sensor at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: The recall is expected to begin Aug. 2, 2019. Owners may also contact Jeep at 800-853-1403. Jeep’s own number for this recall is V63.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V449.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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