Chrysler to Recall 184,215 SUVs Due to Faulty Airbags

Published By : 15 Oct 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The world of automotives seems to be in the mood of recalls more than introducing strategies that could increase sales. While the case of recall of millions of General Motors vehicles has not even completed, another well known brand has now joined the recall bandwagon – Fiat’s Chrysler Automobiles. 

It has been reported that Chrysler has planned to recall nearly 184,215 SUV’s from its global customers to solve a potential fault of short circuit in a part that could disable vehicle’s seat belt pretensioners and air bags, a statement released by the company stated. 

Chrysler, the unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, stated that there are chances that an electrical fault leading to a short circuit may occur in a part called the occupant restraint module of certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs of 2014 model. 

The statement also mentioned that the automaker is unaware as of now about accidents or injuries caused due to the fault. At least no such cases have been registered.

Chrysler has notified that it will inform affected customers as of when they can schedule the service for mending the fault. The service will involve replacement of the currently installed occupant restraint model developed by Robert Bosch. Fault in the same part has also led to the recall of more than 850,000 Ford cars in the last month.

Of the total number of SUVs to be recalled by Chrysler, nearly 126,772 are in the U.S., 45, 615 outside of North America, 8,106 in Canada and 3,722 in Mexico, informed Chrysler.
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