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.