Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall nearly 1 million older vehicles for faulty airbag clips that can loosen over time and become projectiles in a crash, the automaker announced last week.
The parent company of Dodge and Chrysler said 925,239 vehicles are affected by the defect, and the company said it was aware of 14 injuries that may be related to the issue.
In a statement, FCA said certain 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro SUVs and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans may have the faulty clips installed. Over time, those clips, which are located behind a steering wheel cover, could loosen and disengage. If the driver’s airbag were to deploy in a crash, those clips could be shot forward into the passenger cabin.
FCA said owners of affected vehicles should not tamper with the steering wheel cover themselves. If improperly removed, the steering bag could…