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228,000 vehicles under recall for faulty airbags

228,000 vehicles under recall for faulty airbags
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You trust your car, and the company that made it, to keep you and your family safe on the road. So when there's a problem, you need to know about it right away.

One automaker has placed 228,000 vehicles under recall after learning that a software glitch can cause the air bags to deploy without warning. This is a very dangerous safety issue. You could be driving an affected model, and inadvertently putting your family at risk.

The vehicles in question are 2014 and 2015 model Jeep Grand Cherokees. The trouble is that the air bags are deploying and inflating without an actual accident, and these air bags are deploying with such an explosive force that they are literally throwing shrapnel.

Canadian safety regulars say that a handful of these accidents have occurred because the vehicle suddenly changes orientation, like in an off-roading situation, which caused the air bags to deploy. If you have a Jeep that falls into the recall category, your dealer will recalibrate the air bag software to keep these accidents from occurring.

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