Potentially Deadly Conditions Result In Voluntary Recall By Fiat Chrysler Auto

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An estimated 1.9 million cars could be affected.

We think manufacturers may initiate more recalls over the coming years, not because they messed up in the first place, but because they're being responsible and proactive with new computer model data on hand. The latest recall from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) involves quite a few models manufactured over the years 2010-2014 involving a potential, whopping 1,900,000 cars. Around 1,400,000 of these are in the USA alone with many of the rest spread out over Canada and Mexico.

FCA admits that it's aware of three fatalities and five injuries possibly related to the problem that was found as a result of a certain series of events and related data. The recall aims to fix parts, or "a condition" that could preventairbag and seatbelt pretensioners from properly deploying in certain accident scenarios. The FCA says: "The condition may occur when vehiclesequipped with a particular occupant restraint control module and front impactsensor wiring of a specific design, are involved in certain collisions. If all these factors are present,there may be an increased potential for occupant injury."

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Affected cars include the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200, the 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber, 2010-2014 Dodge Avenger and 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot and CompassSUVs. Over and above the 1,400,000 US cars, there's an additional 142,959 FCA vehicles that are subject to the recall in Canada; 81,901 in Mexico (which includes the 2010 Chrysler Cirrus) and 284,051 vehicles outside NorthAmerica and these also include the 2012-2013 Lancia Flavia.

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