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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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Oct 25 2014 4:27pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Specialty The financial difficulties facing Detroit, MI, are well known with examples including not having the funds to replace batteries in its parking meters and at least considering selling off its art collection. To make some extra money, the city is holding a public auction on November 5 where it's getting rid of what it is calling surplus vehicles. Usually, Autoblog wouldn't cover a municipal aucti ...
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Oct 25 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Car Articles

The Audi RS6 and Mercedes R-Class are more likely to suffer suspension damage than any other cars in the UK, according to a new study by Warranty Direct. Fiat’s six-seater Multipla and the Jaguar XK sports car are the next most vulnerable, with 29 and 28.5 percent of Warranty Direct customers claiming for damage to axle and suspension components on their cars annually. Deteriorating, potholed roads in winter and the proliferation of speed bumps i ...
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Kids give ’40s police detective car a new life

Oct 24 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

If this car could talk, it would have stories to tell that would make your hair stand on end. It’s carried suspected murderers, kidnappers and robbers of all types and witnesses to their crimes. The coal-black 1947 Dodge sedan did a decade of service as a Vancouver police detective car, and the giveaway for this car’s original use is the lack of window cranks and inside door-opener handles in the rear passenge ...
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2015 Chrysler 200 tops two safety ratings

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Chrysler Gives 2015 200S a Much-Needed Mopar Upgrade for SEMA

Oct 24 2014 5:19pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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Dodge Dart R/T Concept: The High-Performance Compact Dodge Needs to Build

Oct 24 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Dodge has a fascinating history of building hot compacts, one prominent example being the Omni GLHS by Shelby, while the Caliber SRT-4 marked a low point in terms of style and refinement. For the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the carmaker has taken its sensible Dart and tweaked it significantly to make it digestible to more discerning enthusiasts. Painted in bright orange with matte black as a contras ...
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