It’s ironic that the Jeep Liberty’s airbags might actually cause an accident. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the Jeep Liberty for exactly that reason — its airbags might deploy randomly while driving, even without a crash.
Seven drivers have reported that while driving over 45 mph, the Jeep Liberty’s driver and/or passenger front airbags fired at random, with no bumps, defects, or road irregularities to spark such an event. Five people have been injured as a result. Four owners claimed that only the driver’s airbag went off, and three claimed that both had deployed.
The investigation covers 387,356 Jeep Liberty models built between 2002 and 2003. A recall has not yet been determined, but with the potential threat of more injuries, the NHTSA is moving fast. Those concerned can contact the NHTSA toll-free at (888) 327-4236 and reference NHTSA Action number PE11035.