Auburn Hills, MI – November 7, 2023 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep brand, is recalling 97,066 vehicles over a problem with the third-row seat belt buckles. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.
The supplier behind the recall is also the culprit of multiple other recalls related to seat belts.
The following vehicles are affected:
- 2022 – 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
- 2022 – 2024 Jeep Wagoneer
In the affected models, the buckle for the third-row seat belts may be damaged or otherwise inaccessible. This means that third-row occupants may be unable to use the seat belts.
Failure to use the seat belt while the vehicle is in motion ups the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a crash.
Background of the recall
The supplier behind this recall is a Swedish-American parts manufacturer Autoliv, which was also recently implicated in a series of recalls related to faulty child seat locking mechanism, as reported.
Other Stellantis recalls
In August 2023, Jeep also recalled Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models over a problem with the side curtain airbags, which could fail to deploy in the event of a crash.
Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt buckle on the affected models, where necessary. Stellantis will reimburse owners who paid for their own repairs prior to the recall.
Owners should be notified by December 15, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 97,000 SUVs are affected by this Jeep seat belt buckle recall. To do a Jeep recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.