New York - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US is to recall 3.3 million older-model vehicles worldwide due to concerns over faulty Takata airbags.
The move expands a previous recall that was implemented only in warm, humid climates in the United States, responding to a demand from regulators for a nationwide recall. About 2.9 million of the affected cars are in the United States.
The company said on Friday it would replace the driver's-side air-bag inflators made by Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata, despite not having found them flawed.
“Neither FCA US, nor Takata Corporation, the supplier, has identified a defect in this population of inflators,” it said.
FCA US also said that the components were different from Takata inflators blamed for fatalities involving other automakers.