|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Contact: Tim Hurd
||Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Number Involved: 1,600
Dates of Manufacture: January 1996 - July 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V046
Description of Defect: In manual steering Wrangler vehicles, the driver's side air
bag "clock spring" wiring harness can break when turned to the "full
lock" turn position. Then, in the event of a vehicle crash, the air bag would not
deploy, increasing the risk of serious injury to the occupant.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the clock spring harness in these air bags.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during April 1998.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners
and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found.
The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer
before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a
particular make and model may be subject to the recall.