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Chrysler recalls 744,800 Jeep SUVs over airbag issue

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NEW YORK — Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 744,822 Jeep sport utility vehicles after a problem with airbags was discovered.

The recall affects models from the 2002 to 2004 years, reported Reuters.

A part in the airbag control modules may fail causing them to deploy prematurely, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Chrysler said about half of the recalled vehicles are Grand Cherokee and the other half are Liberty models.

Chrysler’s dealers will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag control module at no cost to owners to fix the problem, the company said.