Fiat Chrysler recalls 225,000 vehicles over airbag defects

By: Justin Leung on September 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling over 1.9 million vehicles across the world to deal with defective airbags that may not deploy during a crash.

According to Driving.ca, the recall affects Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models from 2010 to 2014. Of the 1.9 million affected vehicles, most are in the U.S. but about 225,000 were sold in Canada and Mexico.

The problem lies in an airbag and seatbelt control module wiring design that results in airbags not being deployed or seatbelts failing to tighten in the event of a crash. The failure of these safety features can greatly increase the risk of injury or death.

FCA will contact owners and replace the defective parts for free. This recall is entirely separate from the massive Takata recall that has been going on for the better part of the last two years.

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