Statement: Occupant Restraint Control Module
June 6, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -
Chrysler Group will recall approximately 254,400 SUVs in the U.S. to upgrade software that controls restraint-system function in certain types of accidents.
The upgrade was deemed necessary after it was discovered that seatbelt pre-tensioners and side-curtain airbags may not function properly during slow-developing rollovers.
The affected models, 2010-2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs, are equipped with sensor-activated restraint systems that deploy when a rollover appears imminent.
Chrysler Group is unaware of any injuries, accidents or complaints associated with this issue.
Software upgrades will be performed at no cost to customers. Affected customers will be notified directly.
The recall also has implications for approximately 45,400 vehicles in Canada and 109,400 vehicles in certain markets outside the NAFTA region.
Customers who are concerned may call 1-800-853-1403.
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