July 4, 2013 in Business

Chrysler recalls about 500,000 cars

 

Chrysler Group LLC says it will recall about 490,000 cars and utility vehicles worldwide because of a problem with active head restraints intended to prevent neck injuries in rear-end collisions.

The carmaker said Wednesday that microcontrollers in the head restraint could be faulty and prevent the system from operating properly.

Vehicles affected are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize cars; 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs.

Chrysler will replace the component or upgrade software at no cost.

Associated Press


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