Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles, including: model-year 2010 Chrysler Sebring cars, model-year 2011-14 Chrysler 200 cars, model-year 2010-12 Dodge Caliber hatchbacks, model-year 2010-14 Dodge Avenger sedans, and model-year 2010-14 Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs
The Problem: Vehicles equipped with a particular occupant restraint control module and front impact sensor wiring may prevent airbag and seat belt pretensioner deployment in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury. The automaker said it is aware of three deaths and five injuries that may be related to the problem. It also said it no longer uses the occupant restraint controllers or wire routing design found in the affected vehicles.
The Fix: Dealers will fix the problem for free.
What Owners Should Do: FCA did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403.
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