American automaker Chrysler has said it is recalling more than 263,0000 vehicles globally in six separate actions.
In the largest action, the number three US carmaker, an affiliate of Italy's Fiat SpA , said it is recalling about 139,000 cars from model years 2011 and 2012 to correct improper warning-light illumination.
After customer complaints of intermittent airbag warning-lights going on, Chrysler found the seat-side airbag wiring harness terminal that did not meet specifications, though the firm said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the warning-light issue.
Affected cars include the Chrysler 300, and the Dodge Charger and Challenger – including about 119,000 in the US, 7,000 in Canada, 880 in Mexico and 11,000 outside of North America.
Some 78,500 older-model Chrysler 4-by-2 SUVs are being recalled to brace a heat shield that can loosen and come in contact with the driveshaft, causing possible breakage over time. Chrysler will install a bracket to hold the shield in place.
The recall follows fewer than 40 complaints of broken driveshafts on the 2007 and 2008 Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty and the Liberty's sister models sold outside the US.
SUVs equipped with 4-by-4 drivelines are not affected, but about 61,400 SUVs in the US, 1,000 in Canada, 13,700 in Mexico and 2,300 outside North America are affected.
The company is also recalling about 30,000 SUVs from model-year 2012 to replace the vehicles' fuel-tank transfer tubes to ensure the proper flow of gasoline.
A worldwide material shortage forced a design change and material substitution, but Chrysler said it discovered the new material did not readily maintain the required shape and the fuel flow could be constricted creating the potential for a stalled engine in extremely hot weather or at high altitudes.
Chrysler said it was aware of one accident related to the issue, but no injuries.
Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs comprise this affected group, about 20,500 of which were sold in the US, 2,300 in Canada, 50 in Mexico and 7,400 outside of North America.
Roughly 7,000 heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks from model year 2013 are being recalled to replace the engine covers as they have less heat resistance than intended, but most of the affected trucks are still with dealers in the US and Canadian markets.
The automaker is recalling 52 Dodge Dart small cars from the 2013 model year, also in the US and Canadian markets, to correct an issue that may compromise the parking brake function.
The cars, Forty-six of which are in the US and six of which are in Canada, were built over a 24-hour period in November and Chrysler said the brake callipers do not meet specification.
It also said on Tuesday it was recalling 9,300 pickup trucks for a parking brake issue.