Chrysler Issues Recall of Multiple Vehicles Due to Short Circuit Risk

The airbags, seatbelt pretensioners may be disabled

Chrysler Issues Recall of Multiple Vehicles Due to Short Circuit Risk
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September 20, 2016

Chrysler is recalling more than 1.4 million model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 200, 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber and 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot, Compass and Dodge Avenger vehicles.

The Occupant Restraint Control (OCR) module may short circuit, preventing the frontal airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, and side airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.

If the frontal airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, and side airbags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S61.