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Fiat Chrysler to recall 23,000 vehicles

AAP logoAAP 16/09/2016

Fiat Chrysler Australia will recall about 23,000 vehicles as part of a wider global recall related to an airbag and seatbelt problem.

The parent company has recalled 1.9 million vehicles worldwide to fix a possible defect preventing airbags and seatbelts from functioning properly in collisions.

"The condition may occur when vehicles equipped with a particular occupant restraint control module and front impact sensor wiring of a specific design are involved in certain collisions," the company said.

It said it was aware of three fatalities and five injuries that could be related to the defect.

Local officials said the recall in Australia would include certain Jeep Patriot and Compass models built between 2010 and 2014 and Dodge Caliber models built between 2010 and 2012.

Final numbers were still being determined and the company said there had been no known incidents or injuries in Australia.

Vehicles affected globally include various models from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Lancia brands manufactured between 2010 and 2014.

About 1.4 million were sold in the US market.

In recent weeks US rival General Motors recalled more than 4 million vehicles due to similar problems.

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