Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.33 million vehicles
Automobiles Fiat Chrysler said on Friday it remembers 1.33 million vehicles worldwide in two separate campaigns for potential fire hazards and the deployment of airbags inadvertently.
Italian-American automaker said it is recalling some 770,000 sports utility vehicles because of a wiring problem that may lead to inadvertent implementation of the driver’s airbag and is linked to reports of five associated minor injuries, but no collision.
The company said that the wiring could cause against the decorative parts of the wheels, which could cause a short circuit and ultimately lead to the activation of the unwanted airbag.
The problem could also cause an unexpected operation of the washer or switches.
The recall covers 538,000 vehicles from 2011 to 2015 Dodge Journey in North America and 233,000 from 2011 to 2015 Fiat Freemont crosses are sold elsewhere.
Dealers should inspect and replace wiring as needed and equip an additional protective coating.
The automaker also remembers 565,000 vehicles to replace its generators due to the risk of fire.
The company said that warm ambient temperatures can cause premature wear of the diodes could cause smells or smoke from burning, could have an impact on the engine braking system or cause anti-lock positions.
The company said it was aware of two potentially related accidents, but there were no injuries.
The retirement covers from 2011 to 2014 year of model Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger for cars and sport utility vehicles Dodge Durango and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.
In October, Fiat Chrysler recalled some 86,000 vans and 3500 Ram models 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis with 2007-2013 cabin and 2011-2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan for the same problem alternator. Fiat Chrysler said that when a minor injury was related to the recall.