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Recall roundup: Fiat 500L

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Recall roundup: Fiat 500L

Fiat has issued a recall for almost 30,000 units of the 500L across the United States and Canada because of a problem with the knee airbags.

According to the car manufacturer, the Fiat 500L will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to take care of a problem with the knee airbags. It seems that these airbags will not deploy unless the occupant’s seatbelt is fastened but no injuries have been related to this problem.

“The action follows routine testing that suggests the supplemental restraint – designed to protect a driver’s knees – may not deploy in the proper position if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt. Chrysler Group recommends that all vehicle occupants wear seatbelts”, says that company in its official press release.

There are a total of 29,500 units of the Fiat 500L which will be affected by this problem and they can be found in 25,500 units in the United States, from the 2014 and 2015 model year, and in 4,000 units in Canada. Owners of these models will be notified by the company and the dealers will be inspecting the vehicles and make the necessary repairs, at no cost to the owners. For more details on the subject, you can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - filed under Fiat, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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