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Chrysler recalls 840,000 vehicles, mostly in US

Published on Jul 4, 2013 6:34 AM
 
A Chrysler Jeep sign is seen in front of a dealership on June 18, 2013, in Hollywood, Florida. Chrysler Group LLC said on Wednesday it will recall 840,000 vehicles in the United States (US) and other countries, mostly for active-restraint head rests that are possibly flawed. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

DETROIT (REUTERS) - Chrysler Group LLC said on Wednesday it will recall 840,000 vehicles in the United States (US) and other countries, mostly for active-restraint head rests that are possibly flawed.

Five separate recalls include nearly 500,000 cars and sport utility vehicles for the active-restaint head rest issue, and another 282,000 minivans for possible malfunctioning air bags, Chrysler said.

While Chrysler has improved its scores on third-party quality assessments such as Consumer Reports in recent years, it has issued 12 separate recalls since early June involving about 4 million vehicles.

This figure includes 2.7 million older Jeep models Chrysler recalled after initially resisting US regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Chrysler is majority-owned by Italy's Fiat SpA, which took over management of the Michigan-based company in 2009.

 
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