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FCA calls 1.9 million cars by failures in the airbags and seat belts

Chrysler 200

Today the safety of cars can be divided into two types. On the one hand the security is activated (which provide systems such as ABS or ESP) and security passive (which provide seat belts or air bags for example). Because these days the Group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is calling for review to 1.9 million of its cars because of problems with the passive safety.

Cars affected by this call to review belong to the era pre FCA and FCA. I.e., are units manufactured in the United States between 2010 and 2014. Makes and models affected are the Chrysler Sebring and 200, Chrysler Cirrus and Lancia Flavia (the Chrysler 200 convertible redial for Europe). The Dodge brand has affected the Caliber and Avenger. Finally the Jeep Patriot and Compass close the list.

Jeep Compass

Depending on the brand the problem lies in the wiring that intervenes in a correct operation of the airbags and safety belts . This wiring failure could prevent, in certain occasions, in frontal collisions or seat belts pretensioners and system of inflation of the airbags work and therefore occupants may suffer death or injuries of importance.

In United States review of the models will be channeled through the NHTSA to customers pass through the nearest official service to solve this problem. In Spain the DGT will be responsible for calling the owners and make them an appointment in a workshop of the FCA group. In both, and so free, cases will be reviewed and if necessary would be replaced by a new system. We say new because FCA has pointed out that this wiring and security systems only were used in these models and therefore the last models of the group not are affected.

It has today the FCA group already has posted three deaths and five injuries related directly with this problem and they are already studying how to compensate the victims and their families.

Source – FCA North America

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