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Friday, August 1, 2014
Fiat 500L Knee Airbag Recall Announced
Chrysler Group LLC just announced the Fiat 500L will be recalled to replace the driver's knee airbag. According to the company, routine testing discovered the possibility that the driver's knee airbag may not deploy in the proper position if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt. The recall effects 2014 and 2015 Fiat 500L models sold in the US and Canada. Chrysler estimates 29,500 cars will be effected by this recall. The numbers break down to approximately 25,500 cars in the US and about 4,000 cars in Canada.
The Fiat 500L driver's knee bag works well when you use it as intended while wearing a seatbelt.
It is important to remember this issue involves drivers who don't wear seatbelts, which is illegal in most if not all of the United States. Chrysler will notify Fiat 500L owners when they can schedule this free service and advises all vehicle occupants wear seatbelts. Owners that are concerned may call Chrysler Group’s Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.
Source: Chrysler Group LLC