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ABC40 Alert! Chrysler Recalling 667,000 Vans, Cars

1373395539000-2013TownCountryvanCH013-003TC-1307091448_4_3_rx404_c534x401(WGGB) — Chrysler is recalling more than half a million cars and vans due to electrical problems that may put passengers at risk.

The recall order is in two parts.

First, more than 224,000 2013-model Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram C/V Tradesman minivans built May 10, 2012, through June 7, 2013. The side airbags in these models may not work properly.

Another 422,000 cars and SUVs made between 2011 and 2013 are being recalled for a head-restraint issue. Faulty micro-controllers could prevent the active head restraints on the front seats from moving forward slightly in a rear crash, like they’re supposed to.

These are the affected models:

2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring and Chrysler 200 cars manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012;

2011-2013 Dodge Avenger cars made June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013;

2011-2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs built June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011;

2011-2012 Jeep Liberty SUVs manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012.

Dealers will offer a fix at no charge starting in August.

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