DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government is investigating complaints that air bag control computers in some Jeep Liberty SUVs can fail, preventing the air bags from inflating in a crash.
The probe covers about 105,000 of the vehicles from the 2012 model year.READ MORE: Texas Woman Sues Oral Surgeon After Metal Drill Bit Left Inside Her Jaw
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Monday that it has received 44 complaints about the problem involving a computer that detects crashes and controls air bag deployment. No related injuries have been reported.READ MORE: Southeast Alliance Community Care Team To Address Public Mental Health Response Needs
Drivers told the agency that an air bag warning light came on. In some cases the problem was corrected by replacing the computer, while others kept driving their SUVs with the light on.
The government will investigate how often the problem happens and the safety consequences. The probe could lead to a recall.MORE NEWS: After Rise In Auto Thefts, Tarrant County Cracking Down On Car Thieves
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