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Sept. 16, 2016—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Thursday that it is recalling 1.9 million vehicles worldwide for an airbag defect, according to a report from Automotive News

The defect has been linked to three deaths and five injuries. 

The defect may prevent deployment of airbag and seat-belt pretensioners in a collision. Affected vehicles include the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, Jeep Patriot and Compass from model years 2010-2014. Roughly 1.4 million of the affected vehicles are in the U.S.

The recall is similar but not identical to a GM airbag-related recall last week. The FCA issue relates to an occupant restraint control module and front impact sensor wiring when the vehicle is involved in a certain type of collision.

These two recalls are the latest in a series of massive airbag-related recalls that have affected several automakers. 

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