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Chrysler Recalls Another 149,000 Trucks for Takata Airbags

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 149,150 older pickup trucks sold across seven U.S. states due to concerns that the pickups are equipped with faulty airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation.

About the Updated Chrysler Recall

According to the Detroit News, Chrysler had initially announced that it would limit the recall of several Dodge, Chrysler, and Mitsubishi vehicles after Takata revealed that passenger airbags equipped in the vehicles could malfunction in high-humidity areas.

Takata claimed that the high-humidity could cause issued with airbags’ ignition powder, causing the airbags to deploy with excess force and rupture. The rupture would result in the airbags spraying metal shards throughout vehicle cabins.

In June, Chrysler announced the recall 371,000 vehicles; however, the recall was limited to vehicles sold in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Georgia, Guam, Saipan, Samoa, and regions along the coasts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

The expansion covers 2003 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups sold or ever registered the above regions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has called such limited recall “insufficient” and is pressuring automakers to issue nationwide recalls for the Takata airbags.

NHTSA’s demands are in response to the death of an 18-year-old woman who was fatally injured by a Takata airbag in Oklahoma, where the climate less humid.

Current List of Recalled Chrysler Vehicles

So far, Chrysler has issued regional recalls for the following models:

  • 2003-2008 Dodge Ram
  • 2004-2008 Dodge Durango
  • 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspens
  • 2005-2008 Chrysler 300
  • 2005-2008 Dodge Dakota
  • 2006-2007 Mitsubishi Raider


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