Chrysler recalls 840,000 vehicles, mostly in US
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.