FCA recalling nearly 2 million vehicles for airbag defect linked to three deaths

Posted at 5:03 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 20:27:18-04

Fiat Chrysler announced it is recalling nearly two million vehicles for an airbag defect that has been linked to three deaths.

The problem may prevent the air-bag and seat belt pretensioner capability in certain crashes.

According to FCA, vehicles equipped with a particular occupant restraint control module and front impact sensor wiring of a specific design, are involved in certain collisions.

The vehicles included in the recall are:

  • 2010 Chrysler Sebring
  • 2011-2014 Chrysler 200
  • 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber
  • 2010-2014 Dodge Avenger
  • 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass.

Of the 1.9 million cars recalled, 1.4 million are in the U.S.

FCA will advise affected customers when they can bring their car in for service. Anyone with questions can call 800-853-1403.