Fiat Chrysler Recalls 332,000 Dodge Chargers
About the Air bag Defect
The recall affects all models from the year 2011 to 2014. Fiat Chrysler discovered the defective air bags after 844,000 Ram pick-up trucks were recalled because of the same problem.
The automobile manufacturer then started an internal investigation and announced that the air bag system might be too sensitive and has to be re-calibrated. Dodge urges consumers to be careful when closing the doors and owners will be notified when they can bring in their vehicle for re-calibration.
- The automaker has acknowledged that it knows of three instances of the side-curtain airbags inadvertently deploying in the Charger that have resulted in minor injuries, but it is not aware of any accidents that have resulted from the defect.
- There have been 37 reports of defective airbags and two injuries relating to the same problem on certain Dodge Ram pickup trucks.
Description of Defective Airbag
All the information below provided by CNBC.com:
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said over the weekend it is recalling about 322,000 Dodge Charger sedans.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that if the doors are slammed too hard or are kicked, the side-curtain airbags could deploy.
- Charger sedans from the 2011 to 2014 model years are affected by the recall. 284,153 automobiles were sold in the United States, and another 13,169 in Canada; 2,484 in Mexico; and 22,272 outside North America.
- The latest service action follows a series of large-scale recalls from the company, including Ram trucks recalled for suspension and airbag issues. The side airbags on certain Ram trucks from the 2013 through the 2015 model years have reportedly suffered from the same problem, resulting in two injuries and 37 reports from owners