Safety system issue sparks Jeep Cherokee recall

Almost 2000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs affected

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Owners of some Jeep Cherokee SUVs sold in Australia are being contacted by Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) in regards to a recall confirmed this afternoon.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects KK series 2012-13 Jeep Cherokee SUVs.

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The recall notice advises that an internal failure in the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may result in the inability to deploy an Active Headrest (AHR) function during certain rear-end crashes.

What are the hazards?

The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) on the vehicle may cause an airbag warning lamp to illuminate due to an internal failure in the ORC.

This may result in the inability to deploy the Active Headrest (AHR) function.

The inability to deploy the AHR function during certain rear-end crashes may increase the risk of injury to front seat occupants during such rear- end crashes.

What should owners do?

FCA will notify owners by sending a courtesy letter, until replacement parts become available.

Once the replacement parts become available, owners will receive a second letter advising to schedule a service booking with their nearest Chrysler Jeep Dodge repair centre, who will inspect the ORC and replace it if necessary.

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