Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles Worldwide For Air Bag Defect

DETROIT (WWJ) – Almost two million vehicles are being recalled by Fiat Chrysler.

The automaker says it’s trying to resolve to resolve a condition that may prevent the air-bag from working properly in certain crashes.

The recall of 1.9 million vehicles includes Sebring, Chrysler 200, Avenger and Compass vehicles made between 2010 and 2014.

Fiat Chrylser will contact owners and replace the defective parts for free. The vehicles involved are:

– 2010 Chrysler Sebrin
– 2010 Chrysler Cirrus
– 2011-2014 Chrysler 200
– 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber
– 2010-2014 Dodge Avenger
– 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot
– 2010-2014 Jeep Compass
– 2012-2013 Lancia Flavia

Earlier this year, the company also recalled more than 1.1 million cars and SUVs around the world because their gear shifters may confuse drivers and allow them to exit their vehicles without placing them in “park.”

Three deaths and five injuries were reported in connection with this problem.



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