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Chrysler Air Bag Recall Expanded

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Bonnie Harp3 years ago

The Associate Press (AP) reports that The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has demanded Chrysler Group LLC to expand its geographic borders of a former recall that occurred in June 2014. Chrysler is to report said recall to designated areas by Monday, December 1.

About the Former Chrysler Recall

Chrysler Group, LLC recalled 371,000 vehicles in June 2014. The recall included:

  • 2003-2008 Dodge Ram pickups
  • 2004-2008 Dodge Durangos
  • 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspens
  • 2005-2008 Chrysler 300s
  • 2005-2008 Dodge Dakota pickups
  • 2006-2007 Mitsubishi Raiders pickups

The recall was exclusive to the listed vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Takata Corporation informed that manufactured airbags in said vehicles are defective in areas of high humidity, risking rupture of inflators. This defect provides a serious risk of injury and/or death.

About the Chrysler Recall Expansion

  • NHTSA has criticized Chrysler for their lack of response to safety concerns in past recalls. Recently, they were reprimanded for slow moving repairs of 1.57 million Jeep SUVs.
  • In November 2014, Takata informed Chrysler that the airbag recall is relevant in highly humid areas other than those that Chrysler had designated for the recall.
  • Chrysler is to expand its recall to southern Georgia, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and coastal areas of Alabama and Louisiana.
  • Although Chrysler announced that they will inform affected consumers of the recall by December 19th, NHTSA has been firm in their deadline of December 1st.
  • One injury associated with Takata air bags and Chrysler vehicles has been reported.


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