FCA Recalls 1.9M Vehicles for Another Airbag Defect

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 1.9-million vehicles for a possible airbag defect.

The issue has been linked to three deaths and five injuries and according to FCA the vehicles being recalled are equipped with a particular occupant restraint control module and front impact sensor wiring that can potentially cause the airbags and seatbelts to fail in certain collisions. If all the factors are present, it could increase the potential for occupant injury said FCA.

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Affected vehicles include the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200, 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber, 2010-2014 Dodge Avenger and 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs.

Of the total 1.9 million, 1.4 million affected vehicles are in the U.S., 142,959 are in Canada and 81,901 are in Mexico. The remaining 284,051 are outside of North America. The Mexico recall also includes the 2010 Chrysler Cirrus and the non-North America recall includes the 2012-2013 Lancia Flavia.

FCA said that the automaker no longer uses the occupant restraint controllers or wire routing design found in the affected vehicles.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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