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Trevor Collett | Nov, 18 2016 | 0 Comments

Jeep has issued a recall for its Wrangler 4WD in Australia this week, due to potential problem with a safety sensor.

The carmaker has identified a weakness with the sensor, which measures frontal forces during a collision.

The sensor may be allowed to break free during a collision before it has relayed vital information to the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC).

In extreme cases, this may prevent airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners from operating as intended, increasing the risk of injury for the vehicle occupants.

A total of 838 Jeep Wranglers are affected in Australia from the 2016 and 2017 model years.

In July, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia added more than 22,000 vehicles to its Takata airbag recall list in Australia, including 2007-2012 Jeep Wranglers, along with 2005-2012 Chrysler 300s and the 2004-2010 Dodge RAM.

Jeep will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.

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