Thursday, May 19, 2016
The New York Times (5/18, Jensen, Subscription Publication, 14.18M) reports that Fiat Chrysler is recalling 392,000 2007-10 Jeep Wranglers in the US because of a possible airbag malfunction. In addition, Fiat Chrysler will recall 7,400 2011-16 Wranglers with right-hand drive, typically used for mail delivery in the US. The article writes that the recall was prompted by a NHTSA and Transport Canada investigation.
Fiat Chrysler recalls trailer light controls over software problem. AP (5/18) reports that the Fiat Chrysler is recalling 2,185 trailer light modules, which are accessories for commercial vans. According to the company, some of the modules have a software problem that may prevent the brake light from working. According to the company’s documents posted by the NHTSA, 2,185 of its 84,000 modules have the software problem.