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Chrysler Recalls Nearly 500,000 Vehicles

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Chrysler will recall about 490,000 cars and utility vehicles worldwide because of a problem with active head restraints.

The  restraints are intended to prevent neck injuries in rear-end collisions.

Vehicles affected are the 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize cars, 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro SUVs.

The carmaker said Wednesday that microcontrollers in the head restraint could be faulty and prevent the system from operating properly.

Chrysler is notifying customers and will replace the component or upgrade software at no cost.

The company says it is unaware of accidents or injuries related to the problem.

To check if your car may be included in this recall visit this link.