Fiat Chrysler recalls 224k Jeeps over airbags

Company News | Business 10/19/2016, 5:34 PM
Fiat Chrysler recalls 224k Jeeps over airbags

Fiat Chrysler will be recalling more than 224,000 Jeep Wrangler SUV's across the globe due to airbag failure. The malfunction only applies to certain 2016 and 2017 Wrangler models. In those cars, sensor wires could possibly come loose, cutting signals to the car's computer. This would disable the full function of seat belts and air bags, the company said in government documents.

According to the carmaker, no one has been hurt, and customers have not filed any complaints. The flaw was detected in a crash test executed by the company. During the test, Fiat Chrysler discovered that the left headlight would pivot and pull the wires loose, resulting in the mishap.

The news came just one day after 10,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks and other Fiat Chrysler vehicles received a recall notice from Transport Canada over fire concerns. According to Transport Canada, the alternator could develop a short, increasing the risk of an engine fire.

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