Safety Recall VA6 / NHTSA 19V-680 Seat Belt Buckle – 2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler

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September 26, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V680000

Seatbelt Buckle May Separate From Seat Frame

A separated or severed seat belt buckle strap will result in an inoperable seat belt, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V680

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 11,463

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler right hand drive vehicles. The driver’s seat belt buckle mounting strap may fracture and separate from the seat frame.

 

Remedy

FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s seat belt buckle, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed November 19, 2019. Owners will received a second letter and the recall began March 26, 2020. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA’s number for this recall is VA6.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


March 2020

Dealer Service Instructions for:

Safety Recall VA6 / NHTSA 19V-680 Seat Belt Buckle

 

Remedy Available

2011-2018 (JK) Jeep Wrangler

 

NOTE:  This recall applies only to the above Right Hand Drive (RHD) vehicles.

NOTE:  Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.

 

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer used vehicle inventory.  Dealers should complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Dealers should also perform this recall on vehicles in for service.

Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

Subject

The seat belt buckle on about 11,460 of the above right hand drive vehicles built primarily for rural mail carriers may experience fatigue loading of the seat belt buckle which could lead to its mounting strap fracturing and separating from the seat cushion frame. A seat belt buckle mounting strap that separates from the seat frame results in the seat belt system being inoperative, which may increase the risk of injury and/or injury severity to the driver in a vehicle crash.

 

Repair

Replace the driver’s side seat belt buckle.

 

Alternate Transportation

Dealers should attempt to minimize customer inconvenience by placing the owner in a loaner vehicle if the vehicle must be held overnight.

 

Parts Information

Right Hand Drive vehicles ONLY.  Do not order this part unless needed for a vehicle involved in this recall.

Description Part Number
Buckle Kit CSBJVA61AA
Each package contains the following components:
Description Quantity
RHD Driver Buckle Postal 1
Buckle/Anchor Mount Bolt .437-20×0.95 2
Seat Mount Bolt M12x1.75×50.50 4

 

Parts Return

No parts return required for this campaign.

Render the old seat belt buckle unusable and discard.

 

Special Tools

The following special tools are required to perform this repair:

  • NPN
wiTECH micro pod II
  • NPN
Laptop Computer
  • NPN
wiTECH Software

 

Service Procedure

WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbags, airbag curtains, knee blocker, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect the Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS)/negative battery cable assembly from the negative battery post, then wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.  

 

WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury during and following any seat belt or child restraint anchor service, carefully inspect all seat belts, buckles, mounting hardware, retractors, tether straps, and anchors for proper installation, operation, or damage. Replace any belt that is cut, frayed, or torn. Straighten any belt that is twisted. Tighten any loose fasteners. Replace any belt that has a damaged or ineffective buckle or retractor. Replace any belt that has a bent or damaged latch plate or anchor plate. Replace any child restraint anchor or the unit to which the anchor is integral that has been bent or damaged. Never attempt to repair a seat belt or child restraint component. Always replace damaged or ineffective seat belt and child restraint components with the correct, new and unused replacement parts listed in the Mopar Parts Catalog. Failure to follow these instructions may result in possible serious or fatal injury.

 

WARNING: Remove metallic jewelry to avoid injury by accidental arcing of battery current.  

 

  1. Loosen the M6 captive nut (1) securing the battery negative cable clamp to the battery negative post (Figure 1).

 

NOTE: Do not remove the M6 captive nut, doing so will cause the M6 stud on IBS pole clamp to break.

 

  1. Disconnect the Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS) electrical connector (1) (Figure 2).

 

  1. Remove the M8 hex nut (1) securing the battery negative cable eyelet to the IBS (Figure 3).

 

  1. Remove the battery negative cable eyelet (2) from the IBS M8 stud (Figure 4).

 

  1. Remove and DISCARD the bolt that secures the lower seat belt anchor to the outboard side of the front driver’s seat cushion frame (Figure 5).

 

  1. Remove and DISCARD the four driver’s seat bolts (Figure 6).  

 

  1. Tip the driver’s seat back and disconnect the electrical connectors (Figure 7).

 

  1. Remove the driver’s seat from the vehicle and set on a bench or other clean safe work surface.

 

WARNING: The seat weight sensor is a sensitive, calibrated unit and must be handled carefully. When the seat is on the floor, no one should sit in the seat. This uneven force may damage the sensing ability of the seat weight sensors. If sat on and damaged, the sensor may be inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury or death.

 

  1. Disengage the inboard side of the lower seat cushion trim cover J-hook from the seat cushion trim anchor (Figure 8).

 

  1. Pull the inboard side of the lower seat cushion trim   cover upward far enough to access the seat belt buckle anchor bolt (Figure 9).

 

  1. Reach under the seat cushion frame to access and disconnect the seat belt buckle pigtail wire connector from the seat wire harness (Figure 9).

 

  1. Remove and DISCARD the bolt that secures the seat belt buckle anchor to the inboard side of the seat cushion frame (Figure 10).

 

  1. Disengage the seat belt buckle and scabbard from the opening in the inboard side of the seat cushion trim cover (Figure 10).

 

  1. Remove the seat belt buckle assembly from the seat.

 

  1. Render the old seat belt buckle assembly unusable and DISCARD.

 

  1. Obtain the NEW seat belt buckle assembly and fasteners campaign kit.

 

  1. Insert the NEW seat belt buckle scabbard through the opening in the inboard side of the seat cushion trim cover (Figure 10).

 

  1. Position the buckle assembly anchor onto the anchor post on the inboard side of the seat cushion frame and align the tab on the buckle anchor with the slot in the seat cushion frame (Figure 10).

 

NOTE: The NEW bolts supplied with the campaign kit for anchoring the buckle and belt may look different in appearance from those removed. Use only the NEW bolts even though they may appear different.

 

  1. Install and tighten the NEW bolt that secures the seat belt buckle anchor to the seat cushion frame. Tighten the bolt to 45 N·m (33 ft. lbs.) (Figure 10).

 

  1. Connect the seat belt buckle pigtail wire connector to the seat wire harness under the seat cushion frame (Figure 9).

 

  1. Install the inboard side seat cushion trim cover J-hook onto the lower seat cushion trim anchor (Figure 8).

 

  1. Position the seat into the vehicle.

 

  1. Connect the electrical connectors (Figure 7).

 

  1. Install the NEW bolts securing the seat to the floor (Figure 6).

 

a. Adjust the seat rearward.

b. Tighten the front inboard bolt to 75 N·m (55 ft. lbs.).

c. Tighten the front outboard bolt to 75 N·m (55 ft. lbs.).

d. Adjust the seat forward.

e. Tighten the rear inboard bolt to 75 N·m (55 ft. lbs.).

f. Tighten the rear outboard bolt to 75 N·m (55 ft. lbs.).

 

  1. Position the seat belt lower anchor to the mounting hole on the outboard side of the front seat cushion frame. Be certain that the seat belt webbing between the turning loop and the lower anchor is not twisted (Figure 5).

 

NOTE: The NEW bolts supplied with the campaign kit for anchoring the buckle and belt may look different in appearance from those removed. Use only the NEW bolts even though they may appear different.

 

  1. Install and tighten the NEW bolt that secures the seat belt lower anchor to the seat. Tighten the bolt to 40 N·m (30 ft. lbs.) (Figure 5).

 

  1. Do not reconnect the battery negative cable at this time. The supplemental restraint system verification test procedure should be performed following service of any supplemental restraint system component.

 

WARNING: Failure to follow these instructions may result in possible serious or fatal injury.

 

a. Remove all special tools and jumper wires and reconnect all previously disconnected components, except the battery.

b. Turn the ignition “ON”.

c. Connect the battery negative cable eyelet (2) to the IBS M8 stud (Figure 4).

d. Install the M8 hex nut (1) to the IBS and tighten the nut to 15 N·m (11 ft. lbs.) (Figure 3).

NOTE: M8 has much higher torque than the M6 clamp and can break IBS free if the M6 is tightened prior.

 

e. Tighten the battery negative cable clamp M6 nut (1) to 7 N·m (62 in. lbs.) (Figure 1).

f. Wait two minutes before proceeding.

g. Install the electrical connector (1) to the IBS. Make sure there is no stress on the wires (Figure 2).

 

h. Connect the scan tool to the Data Link Connector – use the most current software available.

i. With the scan tool, erase stored DTCs in all Airbag System Modules.

j. Turn the ignition “OFF”, and wait 30 seconds, then turn the ignition “ON”.

k. Wait one minute, and read active DTCs in all Airbag System Modules.

l. Connect the scan tool to the Data Link Connector – use the most current software available.

m. Read the stored DTCs in all Airbag System Modules.

 

  1. Are any DTCs present?

 

  • Yes: Diagnosis of DTCs may be necessary.
  • No: Repair is complete, return vehicle to customer or vehicle inventory.

 

Completion Reporting and Reimbursement

Claims for vehicles that have been serviced must be submitted on the DealerCONNECT Claim Entry Screen located on the Service tab.   Claims paid will be used by FCA to record recall service completions and provide dealer payments.

 

Use the following labor operation numbers and time allowances:

Labor Operation
Number
Time
Allowance
Replace Seat Belt Buckle (Right Side) 23-VA-61-82 0.6 hours

 

Add the cost of the recall parts package plus applicable dealer allowance to your claim.

NOTE:  See the Warranty Administration Manual, Recall Claim Processing Section, for complete recall claim processing instructions.

 

Dealer Notification

To view this notification on DealerCONNECT, select “Global Recall System” on the Service tab, then click on the description of this notification.

 

Owner Notification and Service Scheduling

All involved vehicle owners known to FCA are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail.  They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers.  A generic copy of the owner letter is attached.

 

Vehicle Lists, Global Recall System, VIP and Dealer Follow Up

All involved vehicles have been entered into the DealerCONNECT Global Recall System (GRS) and Vehicle Information Plus (VIP) for dealer inquiry as needed.

 

GRS provides involved dealers with an updated VIN list of their incomplete vehicles.  The owner’s name, address and phone number are listed if known.  Completed vehicles are removed from GRS within several days of repair claim submission.

 

To use this system, click on the “Service” tab and then click on “Global Recall System.”  Your dealer’s VIN list for each recall displayed can be sorted by: those vehicles that were unsold at recall launch, those with a phone number, city, zip code, or VIN sequence.

 

Dealers must perform this repair on all unsold vehicles before retail delivery. Dealers should also use the VIN list to follow up with all owners to schedule appointments for this repair.

Recall VIN lists may contain confidential, restricted owner name and address information that was obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles of various states.  Use of this information is permitted for this recall only and is strictly prohibited from all other use.

 

Additional Information

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this action, please contact your Service and Parts District Manager.

Customer Services / Field Operations

FCA US LLC


This notice applies to your vehicle,

 [Model Year and Model]  VIN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VA6/NHTSA 19V-680

 

LOGO

VEHICLE PICTURE

YOUR SCHEDULING OPTIONS

 

  1. RECOMMENDED OPTION Call your authorized Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep® / RAM Dealership

 

  1. Call the FCA Recall Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403. An agent can confirm part availability and help schedule an appointment

 

  1. Visit mopar.com, scan the QR code below, or download the Mopar Owner’s Companion App.

 

QR Code

 

Get access to recall notifications, locate your nearest dealer, and more through this website or Mopar Owner’s Companion App. You will be asked to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to protect and verify your identity. The last eight characters of your VIN are provided above.

 

DEALERSHIP INSTRUCTIONS

Please reference Safety Recall VA6.


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

Seat Belt Buckle

 

Dear [Name],

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

 

FCA US has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Right Hand Drive (RHD) [2011 – 2018 Model Year (JK) Jeep® Wrangler] vehicles.

 

It is extremely important to take steps now to repair your vehicle to ensure the safety of you and your passengers.

 

WHY DOES MY VEHICLE NEED REPAIRS?

The driver side seat belt on your vehicle [1] built primarily for rural mail carriers may experience fatigue loading of the seat belt buckle which could lead to its mounting strap fracturing and separating from the seat cushion frame. A seat belt buckle mounting strap that separates from the seat frame results in the seat belt system being inoperative, which may increase the risk of injury and/or injury severity to the driver in a vehicle crash.

 

HOW DO I RESOLVE THIS IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUE?

FCA US will repair your vehicle [2] free of charge (parts and labor).  To do this, your dealer will replace the driver’s seat belt buckle.  The estimated repair time is 45 minutes. In addition, your dealer will require your vehicle for proper check-in, preparation, and check-out during your visit, which may require more time. Your time is important to us, so we recommend that you schedule a service appointment to minimize your inconvenience. Please bring this letter with you to your dealership.

 

TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE REPAIR,
CALL YOUR CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP OR RAM DEALER TODAY

 

WHAT IF I ALREADY PAID TO HAVE THIS REPAIR COMPLETED?

If you have already experienced this specific condition and have paid to have it repaired, you may visit www.fcarecallreimbursement.com to submit your reimbursement request online. [3] Once we receive and verify the required documents, reimbursement will be sent to you within 60 days.  If you have had previous repairs performed and/or already received reimbursement, you may still need to have the recall repair performed.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience, but are sincerely concerned about your safety.  Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Customer Assistance/Field Operations

FCA US LLC


Mr. Mrs. Customer
1234 Main Street
Hometown, MI 48371

 

[1] If you no longer own this vehicle, please help us update our records. Call the FCA Recall Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403 to update your information.

[2] If your dealer fails or is unable to remedy this defect without charge and within a reasonable time, you may submit a written complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC  20590, or you can call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-4249153), or go to safercar.gov.

[3] You can also mail in your original receipts and proof of payment to the following address for reimbursement consideration: FCA Customer Assistance, P.O. Box 21-8004, Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8007, Attention: Recall Reimbursement.

 

Note to lessors receiving this recall notice: Federal regulation requires that you forward this recall notice to the lessee within 10 days.

 


This notice applies to your vehicle,

[Model Year and Model]

 VIN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VA6/NHTSA 19V-680

LOGO

VEHICLE PICTURE

 

YOUR SCHEDULING OPTIONS

  1. Visit mopar.com to sign up for email or SMS notifications for when remedy parts become available. You will be asked to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), provided above
  2. Scan below using your smartphone or tablet to sign up to be notified when remedy parts become available

 

QR Code

 

  1. Wait for FCA US to contact you again, by mail, with a follow-up recall notice when remedy parts are available
  2. Call the FCA Recall Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403. An agent can sign you up to be notified when remedy parts become available, or answer any other questions you may have

 

DEALERSHIP INSTRUCTIONS

Please reference Safety Recall VA6.


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

Seat Belt Buckle

 

Dear [Name],

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

FCA US has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Right Hand Drive (RHD) [2011 – 2018 Model Year (JK) Jeep® Wrangler] vehicles.

 

WHY DOES MY VEHICLE NEED REPAIRS?

The driver side seat belt on your vehicle [1] built for rural mail carriers may experience fatigue loading of the seat belt buckle which could lead to its mounting strap fracturing and separating from the seat cushion frame. A seat belt buckle mounting strap that separates from the seat frame results in the seat belt system being inoperative, which may increase the risk of injury and/or injury severity to the driver in a vehicle crash.

 

HOW DO I RESOLVE THIS IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUE?

The remedy for this condition is not currently available. We are making every effort to finalize the remedy as quickly as possible, and will service your vehicle free of charge (parts and labor).

 

FCA US will contact you again, by mail, with a follow-up recall notice when the remedy is available. Once you receive your follow-up notice, simply contact your Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge or RAM dealer right away to schedule a service appointment [2]. Additional options for your next steps are included on the left side of this notification. We appreciate your patience.

 

WHAT IF I ALREADY PAID TO HAVE THIS REPAIR COMPLETED?

If you have already experienced this specific condition and have paid to have it repaired, you may visit www.fcarecallreimbursement.com to submit your reimbursement request online [3]. Once we receive and verify the required documents, reimbursement will be sent to you within 60 days. If you have had previous repairs performed and/or already received reimbursement, you may still need to have the recall repair performed.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience, but are sincerely concerned about your safety. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

 

Customer Assistance/Field Operations  FCA US LLC

 

Mr. Mrs. Customer
1234 Main Street
Hometown, MI 48371

[1] If you no longer own this vehicle, please help us update our records. Call the FCA Recall Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403 to update your information.

[2] If your dealer fails or is unable to remedy this defect without charge and within a reasonable time, you may submit a written complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590, or you can call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

[3] You can also mail in your original receipts and proof of payment to the following address for reimbursement consideration: FCA Customer Assistance, P.O. Box 218004, Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8007, Attention: Recall Reimbursement.

 

Note to lessors receiving this recall notice: Federal regulation requires that you forward this recall notice to the lessee within 10 days.

 


10/03/2019

New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – VA6

 

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain Right Hand Drive (RHD) 2011 – 2018 Model Year (JK) Jeep® Wrangler vehicles.

 

VINs identified as being involved in this campaign are currently live and searchable. Stop sale is in effect for the above-identified vehicles.

 

Vehicles impacted by a stop sale are eligible for reimbursement allowance through the Recall Floorplan Reimbursement Policy (RFPRP), which can be requested upon recall claim submission.

 

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Violation of this requirement by a dealer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,000 per vehicle.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles built for rural mail carriers may experience fatigue loading of the seat belt buckle which could lead to its mounting strap fracturing and separating from the seat cushion frame. A seat belt buckle mounting strap that separates from the seat frame results in the seat belt system being inoperative, which may increase the risk of injury and/or injury severity to the driver in a vehicle crash.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to replace the driver’s seat belt buckle. The remedy for this condition is not currently available.  Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods.  This recall is estimated to launch in 4th Quarter of 2019.

We ask that you please take the time to ensure that your personnel are aware of this communication and are prepared to execute a customer friendly process for inquiries regarding involved vehicles.

 

Customer Services Field Operations

FCA US LLC

 


09/27/2019

 

New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – VA6

 

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain Right Hand Drive (RHD) 2011 – 2018 Model Year (JK) Jeep® Wrangler vehicles.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles built for rural mail carriers may experience fatigue loading of the seat belt buckle which could lead to its mounting strap fracturing and separating from the seat cushion frame. A seat belt buckle mounting strap that separates from the seat frame results in the seat belt system being inoperative, which may increase the risk of injury and/or injury severity to the driver in a vehicle crash.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to replace the driver’s seat belt buckle. The remedy for this condition is not currently available.  Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods.  This recall is estimated to launch in 4th Quarter of 2019.

 

We ask that you please take the time to ensure that your personnel are aware of this communication and are prepared to execute a customer friendly process for inquiries regarding involved vehicles.

 

Customer Services Field Operations

FCA US LLC

 


8 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
JEEP WRANGLER 2011-2018

 


11 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-1

RCLQRT-19V680-3289.PDF 211.142KB

RCLQRT-19V680-3289

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-19V680-7763.pdf 519.006KB

RCONL-19V680-7763

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – 10/03/2019 New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – VA6

RCMN-19V680-9384.pdf 101.069KB

RCMN-19V680-9384

 


Defect 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V680-9353.PDF 214.19KB

RCLRPT-19V680-9353

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V680-1228.pdf 244.22KB

RCAK-19V680-1228

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – 09/27/2019 New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – VA6

RCMN-19V680-8229.pdf 97.91KB

RCMN-19V680-8229

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – VA6 Owner Interim

RCMN-19V680-9263.pdf 303.503KB

RCMN-19V680-9263

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V680-3157.pdf 1377.356KB

RCRIT-19V680-3157

 


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-19V680-7255.pdf 303.503KB

RIONL-19V680-7255

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2020-2

RCLQRT-19V680-8542.PDF 211.246KB

RCLQRT-19V680-8542

 


ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-19V680-1467.pdf 136.505KB

RCRN-19V680-1467

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V680&docType=RCL

 


1 Associated Investigation

Seat belt buckle bracket failure
NHTSA ID: PE19008
Dated opened: July 29, 2019

On July 17, 2019, NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) opened Preliminary Evaluation (PE) 19-008 after receiving three Vehicle Owner Questionnaire (VOQ) reports alleging the driver’s side seat belt buckle separated from the seat frame, rendering the seat belt non-functional. The VOQs involved model year (MY) 2015 and 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK platform) that were configured for right-hand drive (RHD) use.

On August 8, 2019, ODI issued an information request (IR) letter to FCA. The scope of the IR included all JK Wrangler produced for sale in the U.S. (both left- and right-hand drive), and amongst other things, requested any reports or allegations of driver’s seat belt bracket failures on these vehicles. In its review of FCA’s response, ODI determined that approximately 1.7 million JK Wrangler were produced from MY 2007 to 2018, about 16,000 of which were configured for RHD. ODI notes that the RHD Wrangler are typically used for rural postal delivery which often experience a more severe duty cycle. Also RHD JK was was not produced in MY 2007.

As explained in the IR response, FCA identified three distinct populations of JK Wrangler concerning the driver’s seat belt bucket bracket; specifically the MY 2007-2018 LHD (~1.7M units), the MY 2008-2010 RHD (4,563 units), and the MY 2011-2018 RHD (11,463 units) populations. FCA provided details on the designs used in each of these populations, identifying specific differences deemed pertinent to the strength and durability of each unique bracket design. FCA further reviewed its analysis of the complaint and warranty data identified under the IR, and noting that it had not identified any allegations of bracket failures on the LHD population, and only one allegation on the MY 2008-2010 RHD vehicles. By comparison, FCA identified 24 allegations of bracket failure for the MY 2011-2018 RHD JK, including two reports duplicative of the VOQs. Neither the FCA nor the VOQ reports allege an injury or fatality due to bracket failure. Based on this analysis, FCA decided to conduct a safety recall for the MY 2011-2018 RHD JK population. On September 30, 2019, FCA submitted a Defect Information Report initiating NHTSA Safety Recall 19V-680 (FCA No. VA6). Under the recall action, FCA will replace the driver’s seat belt bracket on MY 2011-2018 RHD Jeep JK Wrangler. The repair will be conducted free of charge.

In view of FCA’s recall action, and its explanations of the scope of that action, ODI is closing PE19-008. ODI will continue to monitor the non-recalled RHD, and the LHD JK Wrangler for evidence of seat belt bracket failure and will take further action if warranted.

The three VOQ reports cited above can be reviewed at NHTSA.gov under the following reference numbers: 11190251, 11218472, 11231639


 

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  • More Than a Entry Level OBD Scanner, Ideal for Home Mechanics - Based on the NT301 FOXWELL Scanner, NT630 Plus takes OBD diagnostics to the next level by customizing all functions for ABS and SRS systems. This srs abs scanner provides in-depth insights on error code diagnosis, wheel speed sensor live data, airbag circuits and cable connectors monitor, module activation and etc. It's an total game-changer in resolving ABS SRS issues.
  • No More Higher End Service than You Needed - One NT630 Plus is enough! This obd2 scanner with abs and srs takes depth diagnosis on Anti-Lock Brake System & Supplemental Restraint System, and also performs daily required resetting services which same priced scanners cannot do. Like Airbag light reset/ SAS(Steering Angle Sensor) adjustment/ Oil light reset and EPB service functions. this car scanner will help the part to operate normally after the faults repaired.
  • Also can Work like NT301 - The NT630 Plus abs code reader connect to the OBD2 port directly. It will diagnose all obd2 modules instantly, displays the live data, locates bad sensors and I/M readiness status before the annual inspection. Guides you to do the maintenance work, reduces the potential driving risk and keep a peak performance on the road.
  • Complicate? Unreadable? - Intuitive LCD display with clear operate instructions, even a beginner can diagnose the car faults with the NT630 Plus. Ergonomic Touch with anti-collision and anti-slip cover design, comfortable for daily car diagnose work. Unique button press sound will provide the overall tactile and visual experience to notice you a task has been completed or a command has been executed.
Bestseller No. 3
FOXWELL Car Scanner NT604 Elite OBD2 Scanner ABS SRS Transmission, Check Engine Code Reader,Diagnostic Scan Tool with SRS Airbag Scanner, Car Diagnostic Scanner for All Cars with Battery Test
  • 🎄【Easy to Use--Work out of box】+【FOXWELL 2024 New Version】 FOXWELL NT604 Elite scan tool is the 2024 new version from FOXWELL, which is designed for those car owners who want to figure out the cause issue before fixing the car problem via scanning the most common systems like abs srs engine and transmission.The NT604 Elite diagnostic tool comes with latest software, which can be used out of box. No need to waste time to download the software first.
  • 🎅【Affordable】+【Reliable Car Health Monitor】 Will you be confused what happen when the warning light of abs/srs/transmission/check engine flashes? Instead of taking your cars to dealership, this foxwell scanner will help you do a thorough scanning and detection for your cars and pinpoint the root cause. It will t-urn off the warning light car after the problem is fixed.👉TIPS: Airbag crash/collision data can NOT be cleared even you replace the new airbag.
  • 🎄【5 in 1 Diagnostic Scanner】Compared with those auto scanners (50-100), NT604 Elite code scanner not only includes their OBDII diagnosis but also it can be an abs/srs scanner, transmission and check engine code reader. When it’s an odb2 scanner, you can use it to check if your car is ready for annual test through I/M readiness menu. In addition, live data stream, built-in DTC library, data play back and print, all these features are a big plus for it.
  • 🎅【Fantastic AUTOVIN】+【No extra software fee】Through the AUTOVIN menu, this NT604 Elite car scanner allows you to get your V-IN and vehicle info rapidly, no need to take time to find your V-IN and input one by one. What's more, the NT604 Elite abs srs scanner supports 60+ car makes from worldwide (America/Asia/Europe). You don’t need to pay extra software fee.
  • 🎄【Solid protective case KO plastic carrying bag】+ 【Lifetime update】Almost all same price-level obd scanner diagnostic tool only offers plastic bag to hold on the scanner.However, NT604 Elite automotive scanner is equipped with solid protective case, preventing your obd2 scanner from damage. Then you don’t need to pay extra money to buy a solid toolbox.
Bestseller No. 4
Autel AutoLink AL619 Scanner, 2024 Newest Car ABS SRS & CAN OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool, 10 OBDII Test Modes, DTCs Lookup, Live Data, Check Engine Light Code Reader, Upgraded of ML619 AL519 ML519 AL319
  • 🎉【2024 Upgraded Ver. of AL519/ ML519/ ML619】Autel develops the brand-new AutoLink AL619 as the advanced ver. of Autel ML519, AL519, AL319, MS309. This AL619 OBD2 scanner can scan ABS & SRS systems, and support 10 Modes of OBD II Diagnostics Function on Worldwide Vehicles to read, erase codes and turn off the MIL, ABS, SRS warning lights so that you can better maintain your car when related malfunctions occur and make your vehicle ready for the annual test.
  • 🎉【Accurate ABS/ SRS Diagnostics Functions】The ABS/ SRS diagnostic function is used to retrieve and clear codes from the ABS/ SRS systems. It can read and clear DTCs, show definitions of each code, display live data of multiple sensors in the graph to locate fault causes, and assist home mechanics to do the proper repair and clear ABS & Airbag warning lights. Diagnoses ABS/ SRS system codes on most 1996 and newer major vehicle models. Please email 📩 immoautel @ outlook. com 📩 for help.
  • 🎉【All 10 Modes of OBD II Diagnostics Function】The OBD II Diagnostics function is a fast-access option that allows you to carry out a quick test on the engine system of OBD II vehicles. Read Codes, Erase Codes, Live Data, Freeze Frame, Retrieving I/M Readiness Status, O2 Monitor Test, On-Board Monitor Test, DTC Lookup, Component Test, Viewing Vehicle Information, Modules Present.
  • 🎉【Live Data and Freeze Frame Data】With Live Data functions, Autel AL619 OBD2 diagnostic code reader allows you to view the live PID (Parameter Identification Data) of the vehicle's computer module(s) in text, graph to check the status of various sensors. And Freeze Frame Data enables you to view the vehicle's operating parameters at the moment a DTC is detected. These information will aid the technician by allowing the parameters to be duplicated for diagnostic and repair purposes.
  • 🎉【DTC Lookup Feature】Besides showing you the code’s definition while you are reading the diagnostic trouble codes, AL619 features comparably user-friendly DTC Lookup Function which enables you to retrieve the definitions of any error codes from the large database of AL619, saving you from the hassle of wasting time searching definition of every code via Google.
SaleBestseller No. 5
BLCKTEC 430 Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner Diagnostic Tool - Car Code Reader for All Cars OBDII Compatible - Read & Clear Engine, ABS, SRS, Oil Light, & More - Subscription Free OBD App On iOS & Android
  • SIMPLIFYING CAR REPAIR - Our goal is to simplify your car repair process. Our device turns your smartphone into a powerful OBD2 scanner diagnostic tool, allowing you to quickly understand your vehicle's problem, view recommended fixes, and purchase the necessary parts for repair.
  • EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONAL DIAGNOSTICS - BLCKTEC's enhanced vehicle diagnostics gives you access to advanced features typically found only on high-end scanners. With our car code reader you can read and clear engine codes, ABS (brakes), SRS (airbags), TPMS codes, and many more.
  • RELIABLE AND ACCURATE RESULTS - Our car scanner utilizes the latest OBD2 technology to provide accurate and reliable diagnostic information, ensuring that you can trust the results you receive.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF VEHICLES - Our bluetooth OBD2 scanner works with most vehicles made after 1996, including cars, trucks, and SUVs, making it a versatile tool for any DIYer.
  • USER-FRIENDLY APP - Our accompanying app is easy to use and navigate, with clear and concise information displayed in an easy-to-understand format. Available on IOS and Android.
SaleBestseller No. 6
LAUNCH CRP123 OBD2 Scanner 2024 Newest Elite Code Reader Engine/ABS/SRS/Transmission Car Diagnostic Tool, ABS Code Reader, SRS Scan Tool, Check Engine Code Reader, Lifetime Free Update Scan Tool
  • 🎁 New Elite Version🎁 Easy to Use--Work out of Box🎁Function as LAUNCH CRP123E 🎁 Lifetime Update🎁 5 YEARS Back Up.
  • [Engine/ABS/SRS/Transmission Diagnostic Tool]----The crp123 obd2 scanner is perfect balance of power and affordability, providing the ability to view preset, or user defined, live data streams for ENGINE, AT, ABS and SRS data, the ability to graph, record, replay and print data, read and resets codes for engine/abs/srs/transmission system.(Note: Does not work for other System and does not have Special services!)
  • [Full OBDII Test Code Reader]----LAUNCH CRP123 scan tool supports all 10 modes of OBDII standard to ensure complete, accurate, system diagnosis. Read and Clear DTCs, do smog tests , I/M readiness and O2 sensor tests, Mode 06 EVAP system test, Mode 08 on-board test component test. And OBDII Code lookup tool and acronym database to assist and speed diagnosis and repair time.
  • [Live Data Stream + Advanced OBDII Scanner + Lifetime Update]---- Launch crp123 scanner support for Generic OBDII Codes (P0, P2, P3 and U0); manufacturer specific codes (P1, P3 and U1); pending codes; freeze frame data; monitor and I/M readiness; live PCM stream data; graphing functionality for up to four (4) live data streams include the Engine Coolant Temperature, Long&Short Fuel Trim, the change of Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor , Throttle valve position , Generator load signal,Fuel Tank Pressure , Engine RPM, Intake Ait Temperature and so on; clears DTC codes and turns off the MIL; resets monitors; provides Data Link Connector (DLC) location hints.
  • [Extensive Vehicle Coverage + 10 Languages]--The LAUNCH CRP123 reads data from ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, ABS and SRS systems from Asian, US and European manufacturers. Coverage includes for Suzuki, for Honda, for Mitsubishi, for Nissan, for Toyota,for Mazda, for Hyundai,for Kia, for Subaru,for Infiniti, for Lexus, for Acura, for Isuzu, for Ford, for GM, for Chrysler, for Benz, for BMW, for VW, for Opel, for Volvo, for Fiat,for Land Rover, for Seat, for Skoda, for Audi,for Porsche, for Saab, for Jaguar and many others. Support 10 different languages.
SaleBestseller No. 7
BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool for iPhone & Android
  • [Pro OBD2 Scanner] - BlueDriver is the easiest way to scan and understand your vehicle like a professional mechanic. Read and clear your car’s trouble codes and check engine light.
  • [Read & Clear All The Codes] - BlueDriver's enhanced vehicle diagnostics gives you access to information normally available only to mechanics on their OBD2 scan tools. Now you can read and clear ABS, Airbag, SRS, TPMS codes, and many more.
  • [Get The Right Fix] - Much more than a car code reader, BlueDriver is a diagnostic tool. Get unlimited specific repair reports containing possible causes, reported fixes, and more for virtually every vehicle make and model.
  • [Wireless & Bluetooth Enabled] - Say goodbye to wires. BlueDriver connects with Bluetooth via your phone/tablet to a sensor that plugs into your car's OBDII port. Get all of the capabilities of an expensive code reader & scan tool without any annoying wires.
  • [User-Friendly App and Repair Videos] - BlueDriver gives you more ways to scan and fix your vehicle. Our iOS & Android app connects you to a large database of repair videos with step-by-step directions of repairs.
Bestseller No. 8
ANCEL FX2000 OBD2 Scanner Diagnostic Tool, ABS SRS Transmission Airbag Car Scanner, Check Engine Car Code Reader, Automotive Scan Tool for All Cars
  • 🔧【PLUG AND PLAY - EASY TO USE】 : ANCEL FX2000 car scanner only takes 3 steps to connect to the car for diagnosis without cumbersome operations. The latest FX2000 scan tool is equipped with a one-key diagnosis function, which can automatically identify the model and year of your car, and automatically diagnose the car. Even beginners can use it to read the data and find out what the fault codes mean.
  • 🚗【FULL OBD-LEVEL DIAGNOSTICS TOOL】: Quickly determines the cause of engine system faults, reads current, permanent and pending codes. After the repair, clears the codes and turns off the warning light. In addition, the FX2000 engine code reader also displays important OBD II advanced data such as fuel, live data and other manufacturer-specific parameters in real time to ensure that the engine ECU is operating correctly and safely, saving vehicle owners a lot of time and money in maintenance.
  • 🚙【TRANSMISSION FAULT DIAGNOSTIC TOOL】: Some noises come from the transmission? Ancel obd2 scanner will read fault codes, display live transmission system data (fluid temperature, fluid pump, clutch actuation, pressure, etc.), and ensures transmission performance is optimal for vehicle speed and load. It provides detailed TCM data of the vehicle, so you can quickly and accurately find existing or potential problems.
  • 🚐【FIND OUT SRS WRONG】: ANCEL FX2000 automotive scanner is able to read and clear fault codes in the SRS (airbag) and turn off the warning light to make sure the system is working correctly and safely. This odb2 scanner also displays a live graphical data stream of the supplemental restraint system (air bag), which allows you to analyze and verify that the air bag system is working properly.
  • 🚌【ABS OBD2 SCANNER】:The FX2000 diagnostic scanner for all vehicles can read and clear the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) data stream transmitted from the ABS. By retrieving the ABS code data, the obd scanner can check the various brake components and accurately diagnose problems.
Bestseller No. 9
OBD2 Scanner TOPDON AL600, ABS SRS Code Reader, Diagnostic Scan Tool, Active Test for ABS/SRS, with Car Maintenance Reset Service of Oil, BMS, SAS
  • ABS/SRS OBD2 Scanner > Enjoy this ABS OBD2 code reader to reveal exact issues underlying in your brake, airbag, and engine systems, test individual ABS/SRS sensors, valves, or solenoids to quickly locate malfunctions (compatible with GM, Nissan, Fiat, Benz, Volvo, Land Rover, BMW, USA Ford, please reach us for details.), making sure critical safety systems work in perfect harmony together against accidents to be safe than sorry. NOTE: Only support upgrade on windows.
  • 3 Most Needed Service Functions > This OBD2 scanner guides you through step by step procedures to reset oil service light and programmed mileage intervals for engine efficiency (Oil Reset); to calibrate steering wheel position for vehicle’s traveling in a straight line (SAS Reset); to clear the original low battery fault information against coming battery failures or damage (BMS Reset); saving your needless visits to mechanics. NOTE: Not suitable for all models, please reach us for compatibility.
  • Full OBD2 Diagnostics > Say goodbye to the hassle of manual check-ups via this srs code reader. Quickly correct Check Engine Light warning on most OBD2/CAN compatible vehicles. Easily access to your smog status with one simple click I/M Readiness; and being filled with features for live data readings, freeze frame data, plus EVAP system, onboard monitor test means this scan tool checks all daily car care boxes.
  • Work Easier > Red-Yellow-Green LEDs in this OBD2 scanner quickly show the overall DTC status without toggling through menu selections. HELP hotkey takes you directly to detailed descriptions/tips. Read/Erase DTC, I/M readiness shortcuts are added for optimized operation, along with DTC Lookup library for interpreting codes, designing the SRS OBD2 code reader a pleasure to use right out of the package even for beginners.
  • Helpful Service > Get instant, free lifetime access to the most recent updates to add new car models and troubleshooting bugs making the OBD2 scanner a long-term investment for any home mechanics. The extended 1 years of quality assurance sweetens the worry-free deal even further. Multilingual Menu: EN, FR, ES, DE, IT, RU, PT, and JP. NOTE: Only support upgrade on windows.
Bestseller No. 10
OBD2 Scanner Diagnostic Tool, Code Reader LAUN CH CR529, 2024 ABS SRS Scan Tool, check engine light scanner, OBD2 Scanner car code reader, full OBDⅡ Modes, Read/Clear Codes, 5 yrs warran.,fr-ee update
  • Check Engine Light Killer ➤ Annoying engine error light keeps popping out? No frustrating. LAUN CH CR529 is born to kill the Check Engine Light on your dashboard. This obd2 scanner can clear the trouble codes in seconds, save you a bundle in unwanted repair cost, and help you make the proper repairs without any guess work.
  • Patented One-Click Smog Checker ➤ How effective this scan tool is? You will be completely blown away. With just one press of a button to run a quick check, you’ll see if the car is ready to pass the emission test, without the hassle of driving around endlessly, or continuously coming back to the repair shop for retest.
  • Effective Car Status Analyzer ➤ Want to get educated enough before hitting the dealer? Live Data shows clearly and vividly in graphical way, being super easy for you to ensure if the data are in normal conditions / ranges, or not. Red-Yellow-Green LEDs indicate vehicle’s status visually, to avoid unnecessary step-to-step operations.
  • Wide-Ranging Cars Supporter ➤ Doubt about the compatibility? The diagnostic scanner can be used regardless of the type of your vehicle, as long as it is OBD2 compliant (1996 and newer): KWP2000, ISO9141, J1850 VPW, J1850 PWM and CAN. Multiple language option is also packed: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese.
  • A Necessity in Toolbox ➤ Classic and solid design to withstand everyday shocks; HELP shortcut key for quick access to commonly tips; Plug & Play, no battery required; AutoVin, DTC LookUp, Data Playback and Print etc. Whether you’re a home car owner or an auto mechanic, with CR529, you can save thousands of dollars on car maintenance, save time and effort on repairs, and dramatically improve your car’s lifespan / performance.

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