FCA Recalls 414K Vehicles for Occupant Restraint Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling older Jeep Liberty, Chrysler 200, and Dodge Avenger models.

The recall involves a component in the occupant restraint modules that may degrade after extensive vehicle use. If it does degrade, it could inhibit deployment of the active head restraints, which automatically move forward in the event of certain rear impacts, helping protect the front-row occupants from whiplash. It is possible the condition may cause a warning light to illuminate in the instrument cluster, so owners should contact their dealers if they see the light.

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FCA points out airbag function is not impacted by the issue and the company is unaware of any accidents or injuries associated to the issue.

To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the occupant restraint module for free and affected owners will be notified starting in November.

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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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