7464 FCA vehicles added to the inflator replacement campaign
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Fiat Chrysler has recalled 7464 cars for replacement passenger airbags, as part of the ongoing Takata Airbag scandal.

The latest campaign includes Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler 300/300C models sold in 2013, fitted with 'beta' inflators on the passenger side.

All the inflators in this recall are classed as ‘beta’ – less dangerous than ‘alpha’ inflators, but still in need of replacement.

In an accident, the airbag inflator may rupture and metal fragments could shoot out, causing serious injury or death.

A total of 7464 cars is included in the recall – a VIN list is attached here.

FCA Australia will contact owners of the affected vehicles, and advise them to contact their nearest dealer for an urgent fix.

Faulty Takata airbags have been linked to 19 deaths globally, including one in Australia, along with some 200 injuries.

While 12 manufacturers have already issued recall notices for around 2.5 million vehicles in Australia, the government wants further action to be taken.

Owners who think their vehicle could be affected should check to see if their unit’s make, model and vehicle identification number (VIN) are listed on the Product Safety Australia website.