A recall of Jeep Wrangler vehicles sold in Australia over the past decade has been initiated after a possible problem with the clock spring was identified.
The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects JK series Wranglers sold between 2007 and 2016.
According to Wikipedia, the Clock Spring is an electrical connector which allows a vehicle’s steering wheel to turn while still making an electrical connection between the steering wheel airbag and/or the vehicle’s horn and other devices and the vehicle’s electrical systems.
The ACCC recall notice advises that the clock spring on Jeep Wrangler certain vehicles may ingest dust if the vehicle is subjected to extremely dusty environments.
Dust inside the clock spring could compromise airbag circuit(s), causing illumination of the airbag warning light and/or the potential for a non-deployment of the driver airbag during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Australia) will notify affected Jeep Wrangler owners who can take their vehicle to a Jeep dealership to have the vehicle repaired.