Chrysler recalling 490,000 vehicles over problems with active head restraint system

(WXYZ) - Chrysler is recalling almost 500,000 vehicles due to potentially faulty microcontrollers that could prevent the vehicles active head restraints from working properly.

The vehicles affected are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger, the 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty and the 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro.

The active head restraint function is designed to move forward during rear-impact collisions, potentially mitigating  neck injuries.

Chrysler says they will replace the faulty component or upgrade the system software.

Approximately 442,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the US.

Chrysler will notify customers affected by the recall.

Anyone with questions can call (800) 853-1403.

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