DETROIT, July 30 Chrysler Group LLC will recall
about 29,500 Fiat 500L compact cars because knee air bags may
not work properly if a driver is not wearing a seat belt, the
company said on Wednesday.
Testing by Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration showed that the driver's knee air bag may not
deploy in the proper position to protect fully the knees of an
unbelted driver, a company spokesman said.
Chrysler, a unit of Fiat SpA, said it is not aware
of any injuries related to the issue.
Most of the cars recalled are registered in the United
States, and 4,000 in Canada.
The recall will affect Fiat 500L cars from the 2014 and 2015
Driver's knee air bags are standard equipment in the 5000L.
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)