Fiat will withdraw almost half a million cars due to problems with safety

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotomontaggi Fiat. Archival photoFiat will withdraw almost half a million cars due to problems with safety© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on Friday announced a new recall of cars around the world with 1.33 million cars recalled because of the probability of airbag deployment, and also in connection with the possibility of ignition of the generator, said in a statement.

Since the beginning of the year, the FCA announced about 10 reviews of vehicles worldwide. Among the reasons cited problems with spontaneous airbag deployment, the possibility of sudden disabling the safety systems of vehicles, faulty windshield wipers, the problems with the regime of Parking, braking system and many more.

On Friday, the company reported that about 770 thousand cars will be recalled because of problems with spontaneous airbag deployment. Because of this malfunction, according to the company, five people suffered, but no accidents occurred.

The current review is 538 thousand cars model Dodge Journey 2011-2015 model year in North America and 233 thousand cars of Fiat Freemont 2011-2015 model year worldwide. Dealers will replace the faulty wire which lead to the airbag deployment and, if necessary, will add additional protection.

In addition, FCA is Recalling 565 thousand Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Durango 2011-2014 model years and Jeep Grand Cherokee 2012-2014 model years. The revocation reason — the probability of ignition of the generator at high temperatures. The company is aware of two potentially associated with a given fault incidents, with no injuries.

Fiat was founded in 1899 and manufactures cars under the brands Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Ferrari and Maserati. In January 2016, the group announced the signing of an agreement for the purchase of the last tranche of shares in U.S. automaker Chrysler. The completion of the merger is expected in 2018.


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