The affected vehicles may be equipped with a passenger frontal air bag that was not folded properly during the assembly process. As a result, the air bag may not deploy as designed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
In the event of a crash, if the air bag does not inflate as designed, the front seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury which is a direct consequence of this manufacturing error..
Fiat has indicated that it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015.
Owners may contact Fiat customer service at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R54.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.