842,000 Chrysler Vehicles Recalled in Five Separate Campaigns


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    2012 Jeep Liberty Picture

    The 2012 Jeep Liberty was among 490,000 Chrysler vehicles recalled to fix head restraints. | July 05, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler Group has recalled more than 842,000 vehicles in five separate campaigns to correct a variety of safety-related issues.
  • Recall issues range from misprogrammed airbag software to faulty head restraints.
  • The single largest recall involves 490,000 cars and utility vehicles made from 2011-'13.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Chrysler Group has recalled more than 842,000 vehicles in five separate campaigns to correct a variety of safety-related issues from misprogrammed airbag software to faulty head restraints.

The largest individual recall involves 490,000 cars and utility vehicles to correct active head restraints that may not function properly. Chrysler said it is not aware of any related injuries or accidents.

Vehicles include 2011-'13 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger; 2011-'13 Jeep Liberty and 2011-'12 Dodge Nitro.

Chrysler Group will replace faulty components or upgrade system software as needed, at no cost to its customers.

A second recall involves 282,000 model-year 2013 minivans worldwide to correct software that may cause side airbags to deploy on the wrong side of the vehicle. Chrysler said it is aware of three related accidents and one minor injury.

Vehicles include the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and Ram Cargo Van.

A third recall involves 69,000 Ram 1500 4x4 pickups from model year 2013 to update the electronic stability control software. No accidents or injuries have been recorded by Chrysler.

A fourth recall covers 1,060 Ram 4500/5500 commercial trucks from model year 2013 to inspect and replace a track-bar fastener which, if fastened improperly during assembly, could compromise vehicle steering. No accidents or injuries have been recorded by Chrysler.

A fifth recall involves 226 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from model year 2013, most of which are in dealer hands, to replace airbag-control modules.

Chrysler said the modules were "inadvertently programmed with software that may compromise airbag deployment." It has received no reports of related injuries, accidents or customer complaints.

Edmunds says: For more information, call Chrysler's toll-free hotline at 1-800-853-1403.

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