Chrysler is recalling almost half a million vehicles
Chrysler says the recall affects about 490,000 cars and utility vehicles worldwide because of a problem with active head restraints intended to prevent neck injuries in rear-end collisions.
The Michigan-based carmaker says that microcontrollers in the head restraint could be faulty and prevent the system from operating properly.
Chrysler says no injuries or accidents have been reported.
Vehicles affected are the 2011 to 2013 Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize cars; 2011 to 2013 Jeep Liberty SUV's and 2011 to 2012 Dodge Nitro SUV's.
Chrysler is notifying customers and will replace the component or upgrade software at no cost.