Working with Transport Canada, Jeep and General Motors have recalled a combined 10,500 vehicles to reprogram Grand Cherokee airbags that may deploy unnecessarily, and leaky brakes in Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.
This marks the second recall on GM’s midsize pickups in May 2015; earlier this month, owners were asked to bring their trucks in so dealers could repair seats that may not have been properly bolted to the floor. The latest campaign involves 1,898 trucks; owners are being asked to bring their trucks in so dealers can inspect the calipers and replace them if necessary.
The second recall comes from Jeep, and involves an airbag control module in the brand’s well-known Grand Cherokee SUV. In 8,567 vehicles, the occupant restraint control (ORC) module could cause the front airbags to deploy in certain off-road situations, even when there has been no impact. The concern is the airbags
could will distract the driver and cause an actual crash. This is the second time Jeep has recalled the Grand Cherokee for an ORC-related issue: an October 2014 recall involving 8,100 vehicles was done to reprogram the module to correct a fault by which it would disable the front airbags and seatbelt pretensioners.