Chrysler Group has issued two separate recalls for Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees.
In the first,126,772 model year 2014 Durangos manufactured June 2, 2013, to June 28, 2014, and 2014 Grand Cherokees manufactured October 30, 2012, to April 30, 2014, are being recalled.
Due to a fault within the Occupant Restraint Control (OCR) module, the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags may be disabled. The malfunction indicator light “MIL” should illuminate to initially warn drivers of a failure.
If these elements are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a crash that necessitates use of the passive restraint system.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 8, 2014.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P67.
The second recall is for 132,223 model year 2014 Dodge Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 3, 2013, to April 11, 2014.
Due to an issue with the software for the Steering Column Control Module (SCCM), the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may be disabled. If the ESC is disabled during certain driving situations, the driver may not be able to control the vehicle adequately, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the SCCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 5, 2014.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P64.