Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models recalled in Australia

Frontal crash safety system issue sees Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep models recalled…

A potential fault found in the safety systems of four car models sold in Australia by FCA could lead to injuries in the event of a crash.

The recall affects 2010 (JS) Chrysler Sebring, 2010 - 2012 (PM) Dodge Caliber and 2010 - 2014 (MK) Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles affects nearly 23,000 vehicles sold in Australia.

Is your vehicle affected? Check here (have your VIN handy).

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice advises that the models specified may experience loss of airbag and seat belt pre-tensioner deployment capability in certain crash events.

This is due to a shorting condition resulting in a negative voltage transient that travels to the Occupant Restraint Controller (“ORC”) via the front impact sensor wires.

What are the hazards?

The potential loss of airbag and seat belt pre-tensioner deployment capability in such crash events may increase the risk of injury in a crash.

FCA Australia will notify vehicle owners who can take their vehicle to a Chrysler Jeep Dodge service centre who will carry out the repair at no cost.

The dealer will inspect the Occupant Restraint Controller and determine what repair (if necessary) is required.

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