Stellantis Recalls 332,000 Vehicles Due to Seat Belt Sensor Issues

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Stellantis Recalls 332,000 Vehicles Due to Seat Belt Sensor Issues

Stellantis is recalling 332,000 Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Jeep vehicles due to malfunctioning sensors on their seat belt connectors. The recall affects the following Stellantis vehicles:

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia, model years 2017-2024
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio, model years 2018-2025
  • Fiat 500E, model year 2024
  • Fiat 500X, model years 2019-2023
  • Jeep Renegade, model years 2019-2023

As of June 26, Stellantis has received 578 reports regarding the faulty sensor but has not been made aware of any related accidents or injuries.

Stellantis Recalls: Airbag Deployment Issues

"A seat belt buckle switch sensor may be improperly connected, preventing the front seat airbag from deploying as intended," Stellantis stated in recall documents filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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The faulty sensors were installed in vehicles between September 2016 and June 2024. Stellantis has assured owners that they will fix the sensor issue for free by directly wiring the sensor to the harness with a solder tube. Vehicle owners need to take their car to a local dealership for the repairs.

Stellantis Recalls: Notification and Reimbursement

Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Jeep owners requiring the repair will be notified by Stellantis by mail around August 22.

Owners who have already paid for repairs can be reimbursed by Stellantis after submitting the original receipt for the service.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at (800) 853-1403 and reference number 82B. They can also contact NHTSA at (888) 327-4236.

Stellantis Recalls: A Series of Recalls in 2023

The seat belt sensor issue is the latest in a series of recalls for Stellantis this year. Last month, the automaker recalled nearly 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to address a software glitch that could disable rearview cameras. This recall included Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram pickup trucks and SUVs.

In March, Stellantis recalled thousands of Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 cars due to a manufacturing defect that could cause airbags to rupture, releasing metal fragments into the cabin.

In February, the company recalled over 338,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees because of a ball joint issue that could lead to a loss of control by the driver, potentially resulting in a crash.

Stellantis Recalls: Company Background

Stellantis was established in 2021 following the merger of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles with France's Groupe PSA.

Stellantis also manufactures Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram Truck vehicles in the U.S., along with several international brands, including Citroën, Opel, and Peugeot.

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