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Chrysler recalls over 400,000 vehicles due to Head Restraints possibly not deploying during Rear Impact

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28th, 2011, through December 13th, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25th, 2011, through January 14th, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17th, 2011, through December 15th, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17th, 2011, through August 15th, 2012.

Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.

The 2013 Chrysler 200 is one of the vehicles being recalled.

The 2013 Chrysler 200 is one of the vehicles being recalled.

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Chrysler / 200 2011-2013
Chrysler / Sebring 2011-2013
Dodge / Avenger 2011-2013
Dodge / Nitro 2011-2012
Jeep / Liberty 2011-2012

 

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Report Receipt Date: July 2nd, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V282000
Component(s): Air Bags, Electrical System

Potential Number of Units Affected: 442,481

Consequence

In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints, their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1.800.247.9753. Chrysler’s recall campaign number is N38.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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