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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 09:03

Fiat Chrysler to Recall More than 1.9M Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that they are recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles worldwide because their airbags might not deploy in a crash.


The recall affects certain Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Lancia vehicles from the 2010-2014 model years. Most are within the U.S., but 224,860 were sold in Canada and Mexico and 284,051 were sold outside of North America.


FCA says an airbag and seatbelt control module with a certain wiring design may not deploy the airbags or tighten the seatbelts if the vehicle is involved in a frontal crash, potentially increasing the risk of injury.


Thus far, FCA says they are aware of three deaths and five injuries that may be related to the issue.


The company will contact owners and replace the defective parts free of charge. The vehicles involved in the recall include:


- 2010 Chrysler Sebring

- 2010 Chrysler Cirrus

- 2011-2014 Chrysler 200

- 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber

- 2010-2014 Dodge Avenger

- 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot

- 2010-2014 Jeep Compass

- 2012-2013 Lancia Flavia


The recall is unrelated to General Motors Co.'s recent recall of more than 4 million vehicles with faulty airbag and seatbelt modules. In that recall, a software glitch, not a wiring problem, was the issue.