July 30, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC will recall an estimated 29,500 cars to replace their knee airbags.
The action follows routine testing that suggests the supplemental restraint – designed to protect a driver’s knees – may not deploy in the proper position if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt. Chrysler Group recommends that all vehicle occupants wear seatbelts.
The Company is unaware of any related injuries. The recall involves an estimated 25,500 model-year 2014 and 2015 Fiat 500L models in the U.S., and 4,000 in Canada. Affected owners will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be performed at no cost to them.
In the interim, owners are advised to wear their seatbelts. Owners also may call Chrysler Group’s Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.