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Jeep Wranglers Recalled for Seatbelt Issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 11,463 2011 to 2018 Jeep Wrangler compact SUVs for a seat belt issue. Specifically, the driver's seat belt buckle mounting strap in these vehicles may break and separate from the seat frame.

Ram 1500 Recalled for Controller of Seat Belts, Air Bags

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 295,981 2019 to 2020 Ram 1500 vehicles because the flash memory of the occupant restraint controller may become corrupted, disabling the vehicle's air bags and seat belt pretensioners.

Audible Seat-Belt Reminders Increase Use by 34%

Persistent audible reminders can increase seat-belt use by as much as 34%, which is equal to the effectiveness of speed-limiting interlocks, according to a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Back Seat Passengers More at Risk in Frontal Collisions

When it comes to frontal crashes, rear-seat protection has not kept pace with front-seat safety systems and better restraint systems are required in the back, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.