Chrysler Recalls Almost Half-Million Vehicles

Posted at 3:44 AM, Jul 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-06 03:44:06-04

(WXMI) – Chrysler recalled nearly half-million vehicles this week because of issues with the head-restraint function.

According to CNN, the problem was found in several makes and models and is related to a “potentially faulty microcontroller (that)entered the supply chain after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan causing a worldwide microcontroller shortage.”

The head-restraints are supposed to automatically move forward during some near-impact crashes helping to prevent neck-injuries.

Chrysler Group said it doesn’t know of any injuries or accidents connected to the issue.

About 442,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. are affected by the recall. Here are the makes and models affected:

— 2011 to 2013 Chrysler Sebrings, Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avenger midsize cars.

— 2011 to 2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs.

— 2011 to 2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs.