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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.33 Million Cars Citing Fire And Airbag Risks

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued two new recall campaigns, conducted on some 1.33 million vehicles sold in various parts of the world, including North America.

The first action includes approximately 770,000 units of the 2011-2015 Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont, due to a problem with their wirings that may lead to sudden deployment of the frontal airbag, on the driver's side, reports AutoNews.

FCA is aware of five minor injuries related to this condition, which could also cause unintended windshield wiper operation, and will inform owners shortly, advising them to contact an official FCA dealer, which will take care of the problem, free of charge.

In a separate recall, the automotive group is addressing owners of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango, from the 2011-2014MY, as well as those who have a 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in their possession, to replace their alternators because of potential fire risks.

According to the manufacturer, hot temperatures might prematurely wear the diode, and this could lead to a burning odor or smoke, and it might also impact the ABS or cause the engine to stall.

No injuries have been reported so far, but FCA has been informed of two potentially related accidents.

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