According to The Guardian, the device at the center of the recall is an occupational restraint controller, a computer that controls not only the deployment of airbags but also the automatic seat belt pretensioners in crashes. In the recalled vehicles, the computer may deploy airbags and trigger seat belt pretensioners unexpectedly, or it might not deploy them at all during a crash.
Fiat Chrysler no longer uses the defective device found in the recalled vehicles.
This is the second recall of the year that Fiat Chrysler has issued regarding airbag controllers – recalling 112,001 cars in February.
The vehicle recall involves several car and SUVs, including:
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