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Recall 14V481000

Driver's Knee Air Bag Fails To Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The driver's knee air bag may not have been manufactured properly and may not deploy properly in an accident. Dealers will replace the driver's knee air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's knee air bag may not deploy properly in an accident. This would cause increased risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Fiat must be performed by a Fiat dealership. Chrysler notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in September, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Fiat dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is P42.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., August 06, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 06, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
25,479
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V481000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Fiat 500L vehicles manufactured March 3, 2012, to July 25, 2014. Irregularities in the folding process during assembly of the driver's knee airbag may result in its improper deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
If the knee airbag air bag does not deploy properly during a crash, there is an increased risk of driver injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's knee air bag, free of charge. The recall began on September 26, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P42.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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