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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles for Airbag Problem

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Fiat Chrysler is recalling an estimated 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S., including the 2010 Chrysler Sebring midsize sedan, for a problem that might prevent deployment of airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners in certain crashes, the company said.

Other vehicles included in the recall are:

There are three deaths and five injuries that might be linked to the defect, Fiat Chrysler said in a statement.

"The condition may occur when vehicles equipped with a particular occupant-restraint control module and front-impact sensor wiring of a specific design are involved in certain collisions," it said.

The recall was prompted by an analysis of some "field events" and other vehicle data, Fiat Chrysler said.

The company no longer uses the occupant-restraint controllers or wire-routing design found in the affected vehicles.

This is part of a larger global recall of 1.9 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles.

Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealers will repair the problem. A date has not been specified for the start of the recall. Owners can contact Fiat Chrysler U.S. customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

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

Edmunds says: Fiat Chrysler said it will notify customers when they may schedule service.

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