In February 2015, Fiat-Chrysler recalled approximately 230,000 of its 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees to correct an airbag issue. The recall included 170,000 vehicles in the United States. To solve the problem, the company replaced software that caused some airbags to deploy when no accident had occurred.
The software program, which controls airbags mounted on the seats and sides of the vehicle, was designed to deploy the airbags if the vehicle rolled over. However, in a few cases the airbags deployed when the vehicle merely tilted sideways during off-road maneuvers. No one was injured. The upgraded software reduces the possibility of airbag deployment in such circumstances.