Fiat recalled 1.3 million cars worldwide. Which are the models involved and the serious issues drivers may encounter?


Fiat has recalled 1.3 million cars. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced last Friday that it recalled 1.33 million cars worldwide, in two separate campaigns, one due to potential risk of fire, and secondly for air bags negligently installed, according to Reuters.

The Italian-American carmaker announced that it had to recall almost 770.000 sports cars due to some issues tied to negligently installed driver-side airbags. In relation to this situation, five minor incidents have been reported, but no accidents.

This recall campaign involved various models, among which 38.000 Dodge Journey units, produced during the 2011-2015 period in North America and 233.000 Fiat Freemont models, manufactured within the same period of time, which were sold in different cities throughout America. Dealers’ task was to check and replace the electric installation.

Moreover, the car marker recalled almost 565.000 units for replacement of alternators, due to potential fire risk.

The company informed that high temperatures could generate diode heating up and therefore causing smoke and unpleasant smell of burning, which could impact on the braking system causing the engine to stop. Two cases have been reported but luckily without any victims.

This recall operation targets the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger models and also the Dodge Durango SUV, manufactured between 2011 and 2014 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, produced between 2012 and 2014.

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