Chrysler is recalling approximately 630,000 SUVs around the world for air bag problems, seat belt problems, and power steering problems that could damage transmissions.
While Chrysler is arguing a recall request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on a recall for over 2.7 million older models, the company has issued a voluntary recall on newer Jeep Patriot and Compass small SUVs, as well as newer model Jeep Wranglers.
The recall includes 409,000 Jeep Patriot and Compass small SVUs sold from 2010 to 2012 worldwide for faulty air bag systems and seat-belt problems. A software error could result in delayed deployment of side air bags and the seat belts have faulty tightening mechanisms, which could result in serious injuries in the event of a rollover crash.
In the case of the Jeep Wrangler, the company is recalling 221,000 2012 and 2013 models because a faulty power steering fluid line could damage the transmission cooling line, which could result in damages to the automatic transmission.
Both Chrysler recalls start in July and dealers will repair the faulty software or replace and install a protective shield in the power steering line at not cost. Customers can call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403 for more information.
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