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Fiat Chrysler recalls almost 900,000 vehicles for Airbag and Brake Defects

Posted on November 1, 2015 3:05 pm under Product Liability

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) is recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world for issues related to air bag and brake defects.

The recall involves two separate measures, one including a recall of almost 400,000 units of the 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee related to a defect in airbag deployment. The company will have to replace the occupant restraint control (ORC) module and impact sensors, which causes the airbags to deploy when they should not.

The second recall involves about 275,000 units of Dodge Journey cross-utility vehicles in the United States and involves the anti-lock brakes becoming disabled when water enters the system. Although a majority of the vehicles recalled will be in the United States, automobiles in Mexico, Canada, and various other regions will be included as well.

Seven injuries related to these defects have been reported, but the company says they are not aware of any accidents that have occurred due to the defects.

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