graphic
graphic  
graphic
Personal Finance > Autos
graphic
Jeep Libertys recalled
graphic December 7, 2001: 7:11 a.m. ET

DaimlerChrysler says 120,000 of the SUVs have air bag defect.
graphic
graphic graphic
graphic
graphic
graphic       graphic
  • NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • DaimlerChrysler
  •  
    graphic
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - DaimlerChrysler said it is recalling 120,000 new Jeep Liberty sport/utility vehicles  because of a defect in the air bag system.

    In independent testing it was found there was a problem in a sensor wire that caused the air bag to deploy late.

    The recall covers all Jeep Libertys manufactured through Nov. 27. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the defect.

    "During a recent crash test, it was determined that a bracket may scrape a sensor wire during a severe frontal crash, causing the air bag to deploy at a slightly slower rate," DaimlerChrysler (DCX: down $0.04 to $43.69, Research, Estimates), the world's No. 3 automaker, said Thursday. "Chrysler Group will begin notifying owners shortly as to the process for getting their vehicle repaired."

    Chrysler also said about two-thirds of the same vehicles have an additional problem involving a locking clip on the instrument panel on the driver's side.

    graphic  
    All Jeep Libertys built through Sept. 13 will be recalled to have that problem fixed. There have been 13 complaints but no injuries involving this defect.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been notified of the recall as required by law.

    Click here for a look at auto stocks

    DaimlerChrysler (DCX: Research, Estimates)  stock rose 90 cents to $43.73 Thursday. graphic

      RELATED LINKS

    NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    DaimlerChrysler





    graphic graphic

    graphic