WASHINGTON (April 1, 2016) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted the petition for a decision of inconsequential noncompliance from Chrysler Group L.L.C. involving the low tire pressure indicators in 3,447 Fiat 500E vehicles, model years 2013 and 2014.
The tire pressure indicators in the vehicles' tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) illuminate orange in case of an underinflated tire, instead of yellow as required by the federal TPMS standard, Chrysler told NHTSA.
Despite the non-regulation color, the indicator still conveys the appropriate message to the driver whenever there is either a significant tire underinflation or a TPMS malfunction, Chrysler said.
The Fiat models were assembled between March 21, 2013 and Feb. 11, 2014, at Chrysler's plant in Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico.
The notice of inconsequential noncompliance appeared in the March 30 Federal Register. The notice can be found online here.