Recall roundup: FCA vehicles image

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recently announced two recalls which are covering approximately 63,000 vehicles because of clutch ignition interlock switches and side curtain airbag problems.

According to the car manufacturer, the first recall, and the largest one, is covering the certain model year 2006 Jeep Liberty and Wrangler SUVs and the Dodge Viper cars which have been equipped with manual transmission and put together between February 15, 2005, and September 14, 2006. The total number of affected cars stands at 43,874 and in other markets we can find: 11,309 outside NAFTA, 2,944 in Canada and 706 in Mexico.

The recall has been announced because of switches which contain a certain type of wire implicated in a previous campaign which has been substituted by a supplier for the specified material and it may break. If this happens, the car will not start and it may even experience unintended movement when the ignition key is turned. FCA says that no related injuries or accidents have been announced because of this issue. For questions, owners can call 1-800-853-1403.

FCA is also announcing a second recall because of a tape which is helping accommodate the airbag installation during assembly. This may prevent devices from fully deploying in case of an impact and it is affecting a total of 2,408 units of the 2015 RAM ProMaster City cargo and passenger vans, with another 1,504 units in Canada. The carmaker will remove the tape at no cost to customers and owners can contact FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403 for extra details.