Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.9 million vehicles worldwide for an airbag defect linked to three deaths and five injuries.
The recall affects 1.4 million vehicles in the United States sold between 2010 and 2014. The models include: the Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 200, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass. Fiat Chrysler said that “the problem occurred when vehicles equipped with a particular control module and specific front impact sensor wiring are involved in certain collisions.”
Just last week, GM announced that it would recall nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect that can prevent airbags from deploying.
Owners aren’t yet able to get the recall repaired as Fiat Chrysler is “finalizing the remedy and customers will then be advised when they may schedule service.” In addition, the restraint controllers and wiring harnesses aren’t used in new models so this issue only affects the vehicles mentioned above.
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