Chrysler confirms recall of 840,000 cars

<p>Some 840,000 cars have been recalled by Chrysler.</p>

Chrysler has confirmed it is recalling 840,000 cars over faulty head rests and airbags.

It is recalling 490,000 vehicles which may have a potentially faulty component in the head rests, with another 282,000 minivans having a software issue relating to how airbags are deployed.

Some 69,000 trucks are being called back by the manufacturer so that it can update their electronic stability control software.

Eric Mayne, a spokesman for Chrysler, said that the recalls were "an indication of our aggressive quality control protocol", with most of the affected vehicles in North America.

This comes only a short time after Chrysler announced it is to recall 2.7 million of its Jeeps due to fears of a higher risk of fuel tank fires with the vehicles.

Despite the latest recall, the share price of Chrysler's owner Daimler is up in early trading today (July 4th). Stocks are trading 1.45 per cent higher at 08:27 BST.

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