Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday added 1.6 million more vehicles to the recall of defective Takata airbag inflators. FCA said this is the fourth and final phase of scheduled recalls for the faulty inflators.
In the latest round of recalls, FCA will replace the passenger side airbag inflators sourced from Takata. Like all other Takata inflators, the component may be defective after exposure to humidity, high temperatures, and temperature cycling. Defective inflators could rupture in the event of a crash and spray drivers and passengers with metal shrapnel as the airbag deploys, which severely increases the risk of serious injury and death.