Chrysler will recall a total of 841,000 vehicles worldwide to fix a variety of mostly software or electronic control module problems.

The first affects about 282,000 2013 minivans worldwide which need airbag control software reprogrammed.

"Following a customer complaint, Chrysler Group launched an investigation that determined the affected minivans are equipped with a component inadvertently programmed to deploy side airbags on the opposing side of the vehicle," the automaker said in a statement. Front airbags are unaffected.

Chrysler said it was aware of three related accidents and one minor injury.

Affected models are the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country [known as the Grand Voyager, and also Lancia branded, outside the US] and Ram Cargo Van. The campaign involves 224,000 vehicles in the US; 49,300 in Canada; 2,900 in Mexico and 5,300 outside NAFTA.

The second recall is to fix faulty active head restraints.

Potentially faulty microcontrollers in some vehicles may prevent the systems from functioning properly - that is moving forward instantly during a collision.

Chrysler said it was unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

"The potentially faulty microcontrollers were installed in a supplied component which entered the supply chain after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a worldwide microcontroller shortage," the automaker said.

Dealers will either replace the components or upgrade system software as needed.

Affected are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 convertible and Dodge Avenger midsize cars; 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty [Cherokee] SUVs and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs. 

The campaign involves approximately 442,000 vehicles in the US; 25,000 in Canada; 10,000 in Mexico; and 12,000 outside NAFTA.

The automaker is also recalling around 69,000 4x4 pickup trucks worldwide to update electronic stability control (ESC) software.

It has received a "small number" of reports from dealers who noted ESC warning-lamp activation on 2013 Ram 1500 trucks equipped with four-wheel drive indicating ESC is disabled.

No injuries or accidents reported.

"An ensuing investigation discovered the condition may inadvertently occur when the transfer case position is changed immediately before the ignition is turned off. Software was modified to prevent ESC deactivation under such circumstances," Chrysler said.

The total number of affected vehicles is about 45,900 in the US; 21,000 in Canada; 1,400 in Mexico and 770 outside NAFTA.

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Statement: Active Head-Restraint System

July 3, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC will recall approximately 490,000 cars and utility vehicles worldwide to address active head-restraint function.

Active head restraints are designed to mitigate neck injuries by automatically moving forward during certain rear-impact collisions. Potentially faulty microcontrollers in some vehicles may prevent the systems from functioning properly.

Chrysler Group is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. Airbags and shoulder-restraint systems are not affected.

The potentially faulty microcontrollers were installed in a supplied component. They entered the supply chain after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a worldwide microcontroller shortage.

Chrysler Group will replace the component or upgrade system software as needed, at no cost to its customers.
Affected are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize cars; 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs. 

The campaign involves approximately 442,000 vehicles in the U.S.; 25,000 in Canada; 10,000 in Mexico; and 12,000 outside the NAFTA region.

Statement: Side-Airbag Software

July 3, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC will recall approximately 282,000 model-year 2013 minivans worldwide to correct airbag-control software.

Following a customer complaint, Chrysler Group launched an investigation that determined the affected minivans are equipped with a component inadvertently programmed to deploy side airbags on the opposing side of the vehicle. Side airbags are intended to deploy on the side of the vehicle that corresponds with the impact.

Front-row airbags that deploy from the steering wheel and passenger-side dashboard are unaffected.

The component will be reprogrammed at no cost to customers. 

Chrysler Group is aware of three related accidents and one minor injury.

Affected models are the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and Ram Cargo Van. The campaign involves 224,000 vehicles in the U.S.; 49,300 in Canada; 2,900 in Mexico and 5,300 outside the NAFTA region. 

Chrysler Group will notify affected customers. Questions or concerns can be addressed by calling 1-800-853-1403.

Statement: Electronic Stability Control

July 3, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC will recall approximately 69,000 4x4 pickup trucks worldwide to update their electronic stability control (ESC) software.

Chrysler Group received a small number of reports from dealers who noted ESC warning-lamp activation on 2013 Ram 1500 trucks equipped with four-wheel drive. A warning lamp indicates ESC is disabled.

Chrysler Group is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

An ensuing investigation discovered the condition may inadvertently occur when the transfer case position is changed immediately before the ignition is turned off. Software was modified to prevent ESC deactivation under such circumstances.

The total number of affected vehicles comprises approximately 45,900 in the U.S.; 21,000 in Canada; 1,400 in Mexico and 770 outside the NAFTA region.

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