Recall of 332,000 Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo models due to faulty seat belt buckle sensors

Stellantis Recalls 332,000 Vehicles in the United States Due to Faulty Seat Belt Sensors

Stellantis has recently issued a recall for 332,000 Alfa Romeo, Jeep, and Fiat vehicles in the United States due to faulty seat belt sensors. The affected models include certain 2017-2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018-2025 Stelvio, 2019-2023 Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, and 2024 Fiat 500E vehicles.

The Issue with Faulty Seat Belt Sensors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has shared documents indicating that a disrupted connector on the buckle switch hall effect may impact the conduction on the connectors of the seat wiring and buckle. This issue could cause the front seat airbag to not deploy as expected during a crash, posing a safety hazard to occupants. Stellantis has identified 578 field reports in North America potentially linked to this problem.

Remedy and Repair

To address the faulty seat belt sensor issue, Stellantis plans to replace the connector by directly wiring the sensor to the harness using a solder tube. The company has committed to making all necessary repairs free of charge to impacted vehicle owners.

Implications of the Recall

This recall underscores the importance of addressing safety concerns promptly to ensure the well-being of vehicle occupants. Stellantis’ proactive approach to addressing the faulty seat belt sensor issue reflects their commitment to maintaining high safety standards for their vehicles.

Customer Communication and Support

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail about the recall and provided with instructions on how to schedule a repair. Stellantis encourages all impacted customers to take the necessary steps to resolve the issue promptly to ensure the safety of themselves and their passengers.

Ensuring Road Safety Moving Forward

Moving forward, Stellantis will continue to prioritize safety and address any potential issues that may compromise the well-being of vehicle occupants. By conducting recalls promptly and offering free repairs, the company aims to maintain the trust and confidence of their customers in their commitment to safety.

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