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Recall 15V590000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The passenger frontal air bag may have been folded improperly during the manufacturing process, and as a result may not deploy as designed in an accident. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag assembly may not properly deploy when commanded to do so in an accident. This would increase the risk of occupant 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 October, 2015. 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 R54.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., September 23, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 23, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V590000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Fiat 500L vehicles manufactured April 23, 2015, to May 10, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a passenger frontal air bag that was not folded properly during the assembly process. As a result, the air bag may not deploy as designed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
In the event of a crash, if the air bag does not inflate as designed, the front seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on October 15, 2015. Owners may contact Fiat customer service at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is R54.
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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