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Recall 16V667000

Tire Placard Lists Improper Spare Tire Inflation Pressure

Recall Details

The tire placard on the vehicle lists a tire pressure specification for the spare tire that exceeds the spare tire's actual pressure capacity. Dealers will overlay the tire placard with a proper one that lists corrected tire inflation information free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The tire placard on the body of the vehicle lists proper sizes and inflation pressure of tires for use on the vehicle. The spare tire pressure specification listed exceeds the maximum pressure allowed per the side of the supplied spare tire. Therefore, the existing tire could be over-inflated, resulting in tire failure. This could result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Fiat must be performed by a Fiat dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2016. If you do 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 S69.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, September 15, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 15, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
32
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V667000
Component
EQUIPMENT , TIRES
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 11, 2015, to July 27, 2016. 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."
Consequence
If the spare tire is used while overinflated, the tire may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will add an overlay on the tire placard to the correct tire inflation information, free of charge. The recall began October 25, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is S69.
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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