ZF North America is recalling 189,883 Remote Accelerometer Sensors installed in model year 2019 Chrysler Jeep Cherokees and model year 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles.
The airbag crash sensors may have been exposed to excessively high temperatures during manufacturing, resulting in damaged soldering connections within the sensors.
A damaged sensor may cause a delayed airbag deployment in a crash or a risk of a non-deployment in a low speed crash, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
ZF has notified the vehicle manufacturers that purchased the affected parts. The manufacturers notified their owners, and dealers will replace the air bag crash sensor free of charge.
Chrysler vehicle owners may contact their customer service at (800) 853-1403. Volkswagen vehicle owners may contact their customer service at (800) 893-5298. Chrysler's number for this recall is V63. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69AL.