Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 310,800 vehicles in 2 different recalls involving Jeep Wrangler SUVs, Ram heavy duty pickup trucks and Dodge Charger sedans, the automaker stated on Wednesday.
The biggest recall is for 225,000 new-model Jeep Wrangler SUVs due to sensor wiring that might malfunction and keep air bags from deploying, the automaker stated.
Wrangler SUVs affected are from the 2016 and 2017 model years between from June 16, 2015 to August 14, 2016, as per a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2017 model-year Wranglers are still with the automaker, FCA said.
FCA stated there have been no reported injuries, crashes or consumer problems due to the possible problem, which company personnel discovered the breakdown throughout its own regular testing.
U.S. security regulators stated that in specific types of crashes, front air bags and safety belt tighteners will not activate, increasing threat of injury.
Customers will be encouraged by FCA to schedule consultations with FCA dealerships who will reroute the circuitry at no charge.
Of the impacted Wranglers, about 183,000 remain in the United States, about 18,000 in Canada, about 3,100 in Mexico and another 21,000 in several markets beyond North America.