Three deaths prompt Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4M cars

In one of its larger recalls, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be urging owners of 1.4 million vehicles to bring their cars into dealers to fix an issue that could keep the air bags from deploying in a crash. The problem is believed to have resulted in three deaths and five injuries.

At issue is a potentially flawed module that controls the system, and it wiring. If it fails to work properly, the air bags might not deploy and the seat belt pretensioners might not work as designed.

The vehicles involved in the recall in include 2010 Chrysler Sebring midsize car, 2011 to 2014 Chrysler 200 midsize cars, and the 2010 to 2012 Dodge Caliber compacts,Dodge Avenger midsize and Jeep Patriot and Compass vehicles.

Fiat Chrysler says the occupant restraint controllers and wire routing design are no longer used in its new vehicles.


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