Incorrect Spare Tire Information Prompts Chrysler to Recall Fiat Vehicles

the tire could be overinflated, causing it to suddenly fail

Incorrect Spare Tire Information Prompts Chrysler to Recall Fiat Vehicles
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September 26, 2016

Chrysler is recalling 32 model year 2016 Fiat 500 vehicles. The tire placard on the affected vehicles lists a tire inflation pressure for the spare tire that exceeds the maximum pressure listed on the sidewall.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

If the spare tire is used while overinflated, the tire may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin October 28, 2016.

Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will add an overlay on the tire placard to the correct tire inflation information, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Chrysler customer service at (888) 242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is S69.