Manufacturing error affects third-row seatbelt buckles in 2022-2024 Jeep Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers.

Jeep initiates recall campaign for 97,066 vehicles.

Estimated 1 percent of vehicles may have damaged or inaccessible seatbelt buckles.

Recall applies to vehicles built between February 24, 2021, and September 11, 2023.

Issue first identified by Jeep on October 20, 2022.

Seatbelt buckle damage occurred during the assembly process at the Auburn Hills, Michigan, plant.

Concerns raised by regulators about the compromised seatbelt safety.

Solution involves replacing the third-row seatbelt buckle.

Jeep to contact affected customers starting on December 15.

Customers asked to return their vehicles to a dealership for inspection and free replacement.