More than 180,000 Jeep Wranglers recalled in the U.S.


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DETROIT — Chrysler is recall approximately 182,000 Jeep Wranglers in the U.S. because of a wiring issue with air bags and seat belts.

“In certain crash conditions, the front impact sensor wiring may be pulled until it detaches before a signal can be received by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),” the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said.

That could prevent air bags and automatic seat-belt tighteners from being deployed in the event of a crash, the NHTSA said.

The recall covers certain 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured June 16, 2015, to Aug. 14, 2016.

“The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule,” according to the NHTSA.

Owners can contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for the recall is S76.

Last month, Chrysler recalled 1.9 million cars and SUVs over similar airbag and seat belt defects linked to three deaths.

In May, Chrysler recalled about 500,000 Jeep Wranglers from the 2007-2010 model years because of similar issues.

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