Fiat Chrysler Recalling 900K SUVs To Fix Issues With Airbag Deployment, Anti-Lock Brakes

Another day, another major car company announcing a recall: this time it’s Fiat Chrysler, which is calling back around 900,000 SUVs around the world to address problems with anti-lock brakes and how the airbags deploy.

In this case, the company said it’s recalling 284,089 model-year 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees SUVs in the United States to replace some components linked to the deployment of airbags. In addition to the U.S. vehicles, the car maker is recalling about 13,411 vehicles in Canada, 6,277 in Mexico and 48,212 elsewhere in the world to fix the same problem.

Thus far, there have been seven injuries related to the problem that Fiat Chrysler is aware of, but the airbags haven’t caused any crashes or accidents.

We know — the word “airbags” comes up and you automatically think of Takata airbags shooting shrapnel at drivers. But Fiat Chrysler really wants to make sure you know that is not the case with this recall, emphasizing that the airbags involved are not produced by Takata (although the carmaker is involved with the Takata recalls elsewhere in its lineup).

Another set of SUVs is being recalled because water could get into the vehicles’ anti-lock braking and electronic stability control system, Fiat Chrysler says: 275,614 model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey cross-utility vehicles (CUVs) in the U.S. are being recalled to replace certain parts of their anti-lock brake systems, as well as about 78,148 vehicles in Canada, 36,471 in Mexico and 151,476 in other parts of the world.

Customers with additional questions can call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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