While the 2017 Jeep Wrangler may be great at many things, when it comes to safety this isn’t its strong point it seems.
We say this due to the fact that the FCA is undergoing a recall of 182, 743 2017 and 2016 Jeep Wranglers due to wiring that needs to be replaced that could disconnect in the event of an accident. This may cause the front airbags along with the seatbelt pretensions to fail to deploy, should the vehicle be involved in a collision.
The FCA found the defect when making a routine safety test and they said that they haven’t been made aware of any accident or injury. The impact sensor wiring routing was changed with the 2016 Jeep Wrangler to ensure that manufacturing was easier. However an issue was found with the 2016 version and so they put the 2015 version through the same test and found that the issue was caused by the change in the wiring routing.
They have said that Wranglers that were built after the middle of August 2016 have the correct wiring. Along with the 2017 Jeep Wrangler in the US, 18, 011 vehicles in Canada, 3, 087 in Mexico and 20, 948 outside of NAFTA region are said to be affected in the recall.
To check whether your 2015 or 2016 Jeep Wrangler is affected by the recall you can head over to jeep.com and go to the owners tab and choose recall information and type in your VIN number.