Z95 – Front Seat Belt Pretensioners May Fail – 2022 Ram 1500, Jeep Gladiator, & 2021 Jeep Wrangler

October 13, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V766000

Front Seat Belt Pretensioners May Fail

A seat belt with pretensioner failure may not properly restrain an occupant during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V766

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,802

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Ram 1500, Jeep Gladiator, and 2021 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The front seat belt retractors may have an improperly welded micro gas generator, which can result in seat belt pretensioner failure.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the front seat belt retractors. free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 2, 2022. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is Z95.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – Z95

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2022 Model Year (DT) Ram 1500 Pickup, 2021 Model Year (JL) Jeep Wrangler, and 2022 Model Year (JT) Jeep Gladiator vehicles.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles front seat belt retractors may have been built with a micro gas generator (“MGG”) that was incorrectly welded. An incorrectly welded MGG may lead to a pretensioner system failure. Pretensioner system failure may result in reduced occupant restraint during a vehicle crash, potentially increasing the risk of injury.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to replace suspect front seat belt retractors in all affected vehicles. 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 2022.

 


Chronology :

  • On May 31, 2022, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened a safety investigation of suspect front seat belt assemblies in some 2021-2022 Model Year Ram 1500, Jeep Gladiator, and Jeep Wrangler vehicles.
  • In June 2022, the FCA US TSRC discovered that friction welder maintenance at the supplier occurred on November 4, 2021, was incorrectly performed, resulting in the production of suspect seatbelt retractor assemblies.
  • From July to August 2022, the FCA US Vehicle Safety Performance team conducted modeling simulation of a failed pretensioner system that showed reduced occupant restraint during a vehicle crash.
  • As of October 6, 2022, FCA US has identified zero customer assistance records, warranty claims, or field reports potentially relating to this issue.
  • As of October 6, 2022, FCA US is not aware of any accidents or injuries potentially relating to this issue.
  • On October 6, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
JEEP GLADIATOR 2022
JEEP WRANGLER 2021
RAM 1500 2022

 


4 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V766-2351.PDF 215.765KB

RCLRPT-22V766-2351

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V766-5823.pdf 645.225KB

RCAK-22V766-5823

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – NSRAC Initial re Z95

RCMN-22V766-7088.pdf 49.947KB

RCMN-22V766-7088

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – Z95

RCMN-22V766-4541.pdf 51.539KB

RCMN-22V766-4541

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V766&docType=RCL

 


 

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