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Chrysler recalls over 200,000 Vehicles due to software error that can possibly cause wrong Airbag to Deploy

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and RAM C/V Tradesman vehicles manufactured May 10th, 2012, through June 7th, 2013.

A software error may result in the opposite side airbags deploying from the collision point (a left side impact would deploy the right side airbags and vice versa).

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the vehicles included in this recall.

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the vehicles included in this recall.

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Chrysler / Town and Country 2013
Dodge / Grand Caravan 2013
Ram / C/V Tradesman 2013

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Report Receipt Date: July 2nd, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V283000
Component(s): Air Bags, Electrical System

Potential Number of Units Affected: 224,254

Consequence

In the event of a crash, the wrong side airbags could deploy leaving the occupant with no airbag protection at the point of impact, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the occupant restraint control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1.800.247.9753. Chrysler’s recall campaign number is N44.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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