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Chrysler Recalls Certain Jeeps over Head Restraint Issue

Chrysler Recalls Certain Jeeps over Head Restraint Issue

Jul 5 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Jeep recall has to do with possibly defective active head restraints

Chrysler announced this week that would be recalling almost a half-million vehicles. The vehicles are being recalled because of an issue with the active head restraint function found with several...

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Chrysler Recalls Certain Jeeps over Head Restraint Issue

Jul 5 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Jeep recall has to do with possibly defective active head restraints

Chrysler announced this week that would be recalling almost a half-million vehicles. The vehicles are being recalled because of an issue with the active head restraint function found with several models. Chrysler says that the problem is related to a microcontroller that could be faulty.

The microcontroller entered the supply chain after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan created a microcontroller shortage around the world. These potentially defective microcontrollers were used in some Chrysler vehicles for the active head restraint. These active head restraints are designed to automatically move forward during some rear impact crashes.

The intent of these active head restraints is to prevent neck injuries, but some aren't working properly. Chrysler doesn't know of any injuries or accidents related to the issue but is announcement printed recall just in case. Chrysler says 442,000 vehicles sold in the US are covered in the recall August 20 5000 in Canada, 10,000 Mexico, and 12,000 in other parts of the world. The recall covers 2011 through 2013 Chrysler Sebrings, 200s, and Dodge Avengers. It also covers 2011 through 2012 Dodge Nitro and 2011 to 2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs.

 
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NHTSA: 5 Million Chrysler Vehicles Under Scrutiny for Stalling Problem

Sep 29 2014 12:35pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Earlier this month, Cars.com reported that Chrysler was recalling nearly 190,000 model-year 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs due to a problem with the Totally Integrated Power Module that could cause the vehicles to stall suddenly. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it will formally review millions more Chrysler SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans starting with the 2007 model year ...
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NHTSA To Review 4.9 Million Chrysler Vehicles For A Shitload Of Problems

Sep 29 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Stalling. Fires. Fuel pump shutoff. The horn honking itself. These are just some of the problems Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram owners say they have experienced thanks to a faulty totally integrated power module , and now the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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NHTSA investigating power modules on Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans

Sep 29 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Minivan/Van, SUV, Etc., Safety, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram The Center for Auto Safety is officially petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to begin scrutinizing alleged problems with the totally integrated power module (TIPM) on about 24 Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans. The advocacy group claims that the part's failure can cause affected vehicles to stall or not start at all. NHTS ...
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Chrysler SUVs, pickups, minivans subject of safety petition to U.S. regulators

Sep 29 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Automotive News

A safety advocate group has petitioned federal regulators to open an investigation into an estimated 4.9 million Chrysler vehicles for issues that could lead to engine stalls and other problems, according to document ...
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Chrysler SUVs, pickups and minivans subject of safety petition to U.S. regulators

Sep 29 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Automotive News

A safety advocate group has petitioned federal regulators to open an investigation into an estimated 4.9 million Chrysler vehicles for issues that could lead to engine stalls and other problems, accordin ...
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