Fiat Chrysler recalls about 900000 SUVs to fix airbags, brakes

30 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Chrysler Recalls 560,000 SUVs For Airbag and Stability Problems.

(USA TODAY) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 893,698 worldwide in two separate measures, including one to fix a defect that has injured at least seven people when airbags deployed inadvertently. The recall involving the airbag problem affects 351,989 units of the 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicles, including 284,089 in the U.S. Technicians must replace the occupant restraint control (ORC) module and impact sensors, which have malfunctioned and caused airbags to deploy when they should not have.

The recalled 2003 Jeep Libertys were manufactured March 29, 2003, to July 3, 2003, and the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs were built May 27, 2003, to May 20, 2004. Some vehicles also may require new front- and/or side-impact sensors to accommodate software compatibility.” The company hasn’t set a repair schedule and it is unaware of any crashes linked to the issue. The Jeep recall was ordered after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a “recall query” to determine if Chrysler properly fixed the SUVs in a previous recall. Separately, FCA US LLC said Friday it is voluntarily recalling nearly 542,000 2012-2015 Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont SUVs — including 275,614 in the United States to address electrical issues. Jeep owners will receive an initial recall notice by the end of December 2015, but replacement airbag control modules and front/side airbag sensors won’t be available until 2016.

A company investigation of warranty repairs discovered electrical components on certain older-model vehicles may be subject to moisture buildup that may impact Anti-Lock Brake System modules.

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