“, the watchdog wrote in the summary information.An estimated 105,000 units of the Jeep Liberty , from the 2012 model year, are apparently affected by this condition. It’s still too early to speculate, but the NHTSA could call for an engineering analysis if the investigation suggests that these vehicles may have a harmful defect, and the outcome will decide if a recall will be announced, or if it will be closed. PHOTO GALLERYThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has listed a document on their website that reveals an ongoing investigation into the 2012 Jeep Liberty.Announced after receiving 44 complaints from owners , it refers to the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) module, an electronic device that detects and controls the airbag deployment in the event of a crash, which has apparently failed.
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The probe comes after NHTSA received complaints that airbag control computers in some Jeep Liberty SUVs can fail, preventing the airbag from operating properly in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the 2012 Jeep Liberty. The government agency has received 44 complaints about the issue, involving a computer that detects crashes and controls airbag deployment. According to the reports sent to NHTSA, some owners say an airbag warning light came on. In some instances, the problem was resolved by replacing the computer, while other owners kept driving their SUVs with the light on.
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