Statement: Active Head-Restraint System
July 3, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC will recall
approximately 490,000 cars and utility vehicles worldwide to address
active head-restraint function.
Active head restraints are designed to mitigate neck injuries by
automatically moving forward during certain rear-impact collisions.
Potentially faulty microcontrollers in some vehicles may prevent the
systems from functioning properly.
Chrysler Group is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
Airbags and shoulder-restraint systems are not affected.
The potentially faulty microcontrollers were installed in a supplied
component. They entered the supply chain after the 2011 earthquake and
tsunami in Japan caused a worldwide microcontroller shortage.
Chrysler Group will replace the component or upgrade system software
as needed, at no cost to its customers.
Affected are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger
midsize cars; 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro
The campaign involves approximately 442,000 vehicles in the U.S.;
25,000 in Canada; 10,000 in Mexico; and 12,000 outside the NAFTA
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