2014-'15 Fiat 500L Recalled To Replace Knee Airbags | Edmunds

2014-'15 Fiat 500L Recalled To Replace Knee Airbags


Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling an estimated 29,500 2014-'15 Fiat 500L cars because the driver's knee airbag may not deploy in the proper position if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt.
  • "In the interim, owners are advised to wear their seatbelts," Chrysler said in a statement.
  • The company said it is "unaware of any related injuries."

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan Chrysler is recalling an estimated 29,500 2014-'15 Fiat 500L cars because the driver's knee airbag may not deploy in the proper position if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the automaker said on Wednesday.

The recall covers an estimated 25,500 cars in the U.S. and 4,000 in Canada.

"In the interim, owners are advised to wear their seatbelts," Chrysler said in a statement.

The company said it is "unaware of any related injuries."

"The action follows routine testing that suggests the supplemental restraint — designed to protect a driver's knees — may not deploy in the proper position if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt," Chrysler said.

Fiat dealers will replace the knee airbag. Owners are expected to be notified within 60 days. They may call Chrysler's Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Just to reiterate, always wear your seatbelt. If you have any immediate concerns about your 2014-'15 Fiat 500L, it's best to get in touch with your dealer.

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