The man died earlier this month in a low-speed crash in the Houston area when an air bag inflated and sent shrapnel into his neck.
Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.
At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.
“Quite frankly, it’s a black eye for our industry.”
Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.
Vehicles recalled include various model years of the F-150, Flex, Transit, Transit Connect, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.