FCA recalls 1 million Chrysler and Dodge carsJuly 12, 2020
The first problems were recorded back in 2013. Now troubleshooting will take considerable time.
FCA announced the launch of a recall campaign for 1 million Dodge and Chrysler cars. Problems lie in the mounting of airbags. True, the very essence of the problem is somewhat different from what we saw with Takata airbags. In the case of the FCA concern, we are talking about a defect that affects the cushion cover, which can lead to its spontaneous opening.
It is only about the airbags on the steering wheel. However, an even bigger problem is not the false opening of the airbags, but the clips, which, due to the weakening of the mount, can shoot into the cabin. The FCA said it had already officially confirmed 14 cases that led to injuries. Almost 90% of all recalled cars accounted for the American car market – we are talking about 925,239 Dodge Nitro cars produced between 2007 and 2011, as well as Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models, which rolled off the assembly line in 2008-2010 years
Another 188 249 cars are subject to recall in Canada, and 24 thousand cars will go for repair in Mexico.
All drivers are asked to wait for notifications of the necessary repairs and not to fix the problem on their own.
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