Faulty anti-injury devices to blame for this weeks nearly 800,000 recalls from Chrysler
The 2011 earthquake that caused a disastrous tsunami in Northern Japan is still having an affect on car company Chrysler which announced this week that they were recalling nearly half a million vehicles.
The recall is tied to the tsunami because an anti-injury device called a ‘microcontroller‘ was manufactured in the region hit by the tsunami, causing a worldwide shortage.
That shortage allowed a ‘potentially faulty microcontroller’ to enter the market which Chrysler used on some 489,000 of it’s vehicles, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Chrysler Group.
Aftershock: The devastating 2011 Tsunami in coastal Japan nearly wiped out the worldwide supply of the microcontroller piece used in Chrysler cars and they were forced to buy possibly faulty pieces
The recall affects 442,000 vehicles in the U.S.; 25,000 in Canada; 10,000 in Mexico and 12,000 elsewhere.
Makes and models being recalled include Chrysler Sebrings, Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers made between 2011 and 2013; Dodge Nitro SUVs made from 2011-2012; and Jeep Liberty SUVs made between 2011 and 2013.
The microcontroller is a device that automatically moves the head restraints forward in rear-impact crashes, effectively preventing neck injuries.
Unfortunately this isn’t the only recent recall for Chrysler. This week it was also announced that the company would recall 282,000 minivans made in 2013.
Apparently the problem is found in the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country and Ram Cargo Van. Side airbags are deploying on the wrong side of the car.
2.7million 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberties were recalled, though the company still affirms that they are safe.
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