Recalls, Potential Fine Add To Fiat Chrysler's Rough Week
Fiat Chrysler had quite a few problems this past week. Millions of vehicles were recalled for faulty air bags and cyberattack vulnerabilities.By Matt Moreno | July 26, 2015
It's been a tough past few days for Fiat Chrysler as the automaker is recalling millions of vehicles and is reportedly set to be hit with a steep fine by the U.S. government. (Video via WXYZ)
Bloomberg reports more than 1.7 million Dodge Ram trucks are being recalled for air bag issues. One — affecting about 660,000 models made from June 20, 2012 to Jan. 26, 2015 — involves the air bag sensor being overly sensitive. The other includes as many as 1.06 million vehicles manufactured from Jan. 18, 2011 to Oct. 7, 2014, where an electrical shortage can cause the air bags to activate randomly.
This comes a day after the company issued another recall for some 1.4 million vehicles affected by a technological vulnerability allowing hackers to take control of someone else's car.