Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday it is opening an investigation into 630,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs for an electrical problem that may cause air bags not to work properly.
The investigation of 2007-12 models follows Fiat Chrysler’s recall of about 10,000 right-hand driver Jeep Wrangler SUVs built 2008-12 after a government investigation was launched in 2011. The company also issued extended warranty coverage for the 2007 right-hand drive models. Right-hand drive Jeep Wranglers have been used on some rural U.S. Postal routes.