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Recall: 2012 Jeep Liberty Active Headrests May Not Deploy


NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V640000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components AIR BAGS, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 414,134


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2012 Jeep Liberty and 2012-2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles. A component within the occupant restraint controller (ORC) may fail and prevent the active headrests from deploying in the event of a rear-end crash.


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed November 29, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA’s number for this recall is T56.


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.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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