Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 4000 UK vehicles

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The Jeep Patriot is actually one of the versions to be affected

The recall is actually part of 1.9 million vehicles affected worldwide by an airbag defect

A Fiat Chrysler recall of cars affected by an airbag defect will affect 4196 vehicles from the UK.

The global recall includes some 1.9 million vehicles overall along with also also will solve a problem with airbag systems in which has been linked to three deaths along with also also several injuries. The defect can affect the deployment of airbags along with also also seatbelt pretensioners in crashes.

Vehicles affected around the planet include Dodge Calibers made between 2010 along with also also 2012 along with also also Dodge Avengers made between 2010 along with also also 2014, as well as 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot (pictured) along with also also Compass versions. Chrysler 200s made between 2011 along with also also 2014, along with also also the 2010 Chrysler Sebring will also be recalled, as will the 2012-2013 Lancia Fulvia along with also also the 2010 Chrysler Cirrus.

A spokeswoman for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from the UK said she did not currently know which UK versions were affected as she was awaiting more information coming from global headquarters. although she added in which once the data was received, the official recall process might begin from the UK, along with also also in which registered owners might be contacted along with also also asked to visit their nearest dealer to contain the necessary work done.

A statement coming from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in North America, where the bulk of affected vehicles are located, said the recall was prompted by an in-house analysis of “certain field events along with also also additional vehicle data”. in which continued: “The condition may occur when vehicles equipped having a particular occupant restraint control module along with also also front impact sensor wiring of a specific design, are involved in certain collisions.

“If all these factors are present, there may be an increased potential for occupant injury.”

Autocar will update in which article when more information about UK recalls is actually released.

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