Popular Car Manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler, Adds 1.4 Millions Vehicles to Recall List for Life-Threatening Reason

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January 14, 2019Jan 14, 2019

Recently, thousands of vehicles have been affected by the massive recall of Takata airbags. Now, another popular manufacturer has just added over 1 million vehicles to their recall list. 

According to reports, Fiat Chrysler is adding 1.4 million cars to their recall over the concerns with Takata airbags. The recall is being issued in order for customers to have their airbag inflators replaced.

"This latest announcement from FCA covers passenger-side front airbag inflators, and is part of the effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and automakers to space out the replacement of Takata airbag inflators based on the risk to drivers and passengers," reported Consumer Reports.

The recall comes just days after Ford, Toyota, and Lexus made a big announcement concerning their own recall for safety issues with the airbags. The Takata recall has now become the largest automotive recall in history.

"The Takata recall is the largest and most complex automotive recall in U.S. history, covering 50 million airbag inflators in 37 million cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks from 19 manufacturers, according to NHTSA. At least 15 drivers and passengers in the U.S. have died, and more than 250 people have been injured because of those devices," the report continued.

The recall will not cost customers any money and those impacted should schedule an appointment with their local dealer for a complimentary repair.

Do you own one of these vehicles? Be sure and share this recall with anyone who may own one of the affected vehicles. In other recent news, a city's mayor has died after being brutally beaten while on stage at a charity event.