Recall roundup: Several Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles image

The North American based automotive giant, the Chrysler Group LLC, has recently announced a recall for some of its models, because of two separate issues.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 442,000 vehicles will be affected by this recall in the United States, 25,000 in Canada, 10,000 in Mexico and 12,000 elsewhere. The NHTSA says that some of them might have a potentially faulty microcontroller which can prevent the active head restraints from working properly. These components have been installed during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Chrysler will change or fix the necessary parts free of charge.

The affected vehicles are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring / 200, the 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger, the 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty and the 2011-2013 Dodge Nitro. Owners of these models can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 in order to find out more on the subject. Besides these cars, Chrysler is also recalling the 2013 Ram 1500s with 4WD, because of a warning light which might indicate that the stability control has been disabled. A software update will be installed by the dealers in order to prevent the ESC deactivating. The same phone number can be used to contact Chrysler and find out more on this recall.