Posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 3:55 pm
The Associated Press reported that Fiat Chrysler is recalling approximately 470,000 older vehicles to deal with a defect which can cause the headrest to malfunction in rear end collisions.
According to Fiat Chrysler, a safety restraint control computer can degrade over several years of use and that can keep the headrest from moving forward in a crash to protect front row passengers from whiplash injuries. The vehicles involved are certain 2012 Jeep Libertys and 2012 and 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avengers.
Fiat Chrysler says it is not aware of any injuries that are related to this issue. However, owners will be notified in December, 2017 regarding the recall. Dealers will then replace the defective computers at no charge to the owners. Fiat Chrysler added that if an owner sees an illuminated air bag warning light come on, they should contact their dealer.
Source: An AP article appearing at usatoday.com on October 13, 2017 entitled “Fiat Chrysler Recalls Vehicles for Headrest Problem”.