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Fiat Chrysler to Fix Overly-Forceful Airbags

Multiple sources are reporting that Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 100,000 older trucks and SUVs sold worldwide. It aims to replace Takata airbag inflators.

About the Recall of Takata Airbag Inflators

According to USA Today, the recall applies to passenger and driver airbags in some 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs, some 2010 Ram 3500 chassis cabs, and some 2005-2009 Ram 2500 pickups.

The chemical ammonium nitrate used to trigger a small explosion, inflating the Takata airbags in a collision, can explode with too much force if exposed to prolonged heat and humidity.

This force can be dangerous damage the airbag inflator and resulting shrapnel can be hurled through vehicle cabins vehicles.

16 people have been killed and around 180 have been injured by faulty Takata airbags Fiat Chrysler asserts that it is unaware of any injuries involving the recalled vehicles.

Remedies for Takata Airbag Customers

  • Dealers will use another manufacturer to replace inflator parts.
  • Owners will start being notified on January 12.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises passengers to wear seatbelts and to sit as far away from the steering wheel or dashboard as possible, to minimize the impact of overly-forceful airbags.

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