176,749 Jeep Cherokees Recalled for Unintended Air Bag Deployment

Chrysler is recalling 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees because the curtain and seat air bags could deploy while the vehicle is in motion, causing a crash. According to Chrysler, the “vehicles can achieve vehicle angles during off-road driving events which may exceed the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module rollover calibration thresholds,” which means that the vehicle OCR thinks the car is rolling over in certain off-road conditions and deploys the air bags.   Chrysler says an upgrade to the vehicles’ software will correct the defect.
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Every day, we at Terrell • Hogan, represent victims of personal injury and wrongful death as they seek justice, and lawsuits we have pursued have prompted safety changes.  However, that came after the incidents, accidents and injuries happened. We believe it is important to try to help prevent injuries and wrongful deaths. One way is to publish information about recalls of defective and dangerous products.

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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.