Approximately 11,500 model-year 2011-18 Jeep Wrangler SUVs equipped with right-hand drive are being recalled due to seat belt issues. The driver’s seat belt buckle mounting strap may fracture and separate from the seat frame, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Jeep manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began notifying owners on Nov. 15. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the driver’s seat belt buckle.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.