DETROIT, Mich. -- Starting in July, Chrysler will recall around 435,000 Jeep SUVs to repair faults with air bag and transmission fuel leaks.
Just two days ago on Tuesday, the company denied the request from government safety regulators.
The air bag problem pertains to over 254,000 Jeep Patriots and Compasses manufactured from 2010 through 2012 in the United States. Also recalled are some 180,000 2012 - 2013 Jeep Wranglers for transmission fluid leaks.
According to the AP, a software error in Patriots and Compasses could cause side air bags to deploy later than they should, along with delayed seat-belt tightening mechanisms.
The AP reported that in Wranglers with 3.6-liter V-6 engines, Chrysler says a power steering line can wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line. When the SUVs leak fluid, it is likely to damage transmissions.