Chrysler and Toyota will recall around 900.000 vehicles

Chrysler and Toyota will recall around 900.000 vehicles

Chrysler Group made an announcement according to which tit will start a recall involving 840.000 vehicles in the US, but in other countries around the world. The problem accused refers to flaws with the active-restraint head rests, airbags and electronic stability control systems. The carmaker issued 5 different recall actions involving almost 500.000 cars and 282.000 minivans with possible faulty airbags. Chances are the 490.000 cars have a faulty microcomputer for headrests. These were designed to move forward during rear-end impacts to mitigate neck injuries. This action affects 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger and Jeep Liberty vehicles. Here we also have to mention 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs. The specialists told us that there are 442.000 units in the US, 25.000 in Canada, 10.000 in Mexico and the rest of 12.000 are not in North America. It seems that the potentially faulty microcontrollers have been installed in a supplied component and have entered the supply chain after 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan causing a microcontroller shortage everywhere in the world. The engineers will manage to fix the problem by upgrading a power module.



The other recall involving 282.000 vehicle, 2013 minivans to be more precise, will be made because of a side airbag software component which has not been programmed correctly. This affects proper deployment. Some of the models that will be involved are the 2013 Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and last, but not least Ram Cargo Van. There is a recall that affects 69.000 2013 Model Year Ram 1500 pickup trucks which are suspected to have an electronic stability control software glitch. Toyota issued a recall affecting 185.000 cars worldwide mostly Yaris and Verso-S models. This is all on these matters, for now.