Due To Airbag Issues, Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.3 Million SUVs.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles worldwide to fix failing alternators or a wiring issue that can make air bags blow up out of the blue.
The wiring review covers almost 771,000 Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont SUVs from 2011 through 2015.
The company says wires can chafe against steering wheel trim, causing electrical short circuits. That can set off the driver’s front air bags, make wipers turn on surprisingly, cause controls to fall flat or clear the air bag cautioning lights.
Clients who see any of the issues should contact a dealer. Dealers will place a covering on the wires or supplant them if necessary. FCA says it is aware of five minor injuries however no accidents.
The alternator recall impacts about 566,000 Chrysler 300s, Dodge Challengers and Chargers and Durango SUVs from 2011 through 2014. Additionally covered are sure 2012 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees.
The alternators can wear permanently which could cause the engine slowing down and compromise anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control but basic braking is not affected.