2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Only Gets Four Euro NCAP Stars [Video]
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“In the frontal impact, the driver's inboard seat rail was found to have very nearly broken in two, and was mainly held together only by the threaded steel rod which controls fore-aft adjustment of the seat. The break occurred just at the point where the lower anchorage for the driver's seat belt attaches to the rail, and is thought to have been caused by the high tensile forces in the belt during the test. As a result, there was additional forward movement of the dummy which contributed to 'bottoming out' of the airbag i.e. there was insufficient pressure in the airbag to prevent the driver's head from making contact, through the fabric of the airbag, with the steering wheel rim,” Euro NCAP says.
The 18-month old dummy was well protected. In the frontal impact, the 3 year dummy did not move forward excessively. However, on rebound, the dummy's head contacted the trim on the rear door pillar and the car lost all points for protection of the 3 year dummy in that test.
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the Grand Cherokee and met Euro NCAP's test requirements.
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