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Thursday 27 July 2017
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Chrysler Recalls 200,000+ Dodge Grand Caravans Over Air Bag Issue

Chrysler Recalls 200,000+ Dodge Grand Caravans Over Air Bag Issue

Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan models to fix a problem that could lead to unexpected air bag deployment. 

Recall documents describe the issue as stemming from a wire chafing issue.

“Vehicles may experience a trapped steering wheel wire harness between a tab in the steering wheel plastic back cover and edge of the horn plate, which may rub through the wire insulation creating a short which could result in a driver airbag inadvertent deployment.”

The recall impacts 209,135 vehicles built between August 23, 2010, when the steering wheel back cover design with tab began production, to July 25, 2012, when 2012 production without instrument panel wiring circuit protection ended at Windsor Assembly Plant.

FCA will start notifying owners on or around July 28, 2017.  Dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel, and replace it if needed. A protective cover will also be installed.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T33. 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.



Photo Credit: Dodge