FCA says it will now recall 4,066,732 vehicles from the 2004 to 2011 model years “equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture,” according to a filing by FCA with the NHTSA. This brings the company’s total global Takata-related recall to an estimated 5,224,845 vehicles.
New vehicles, the bulk of which are in the U.S., include:
- 2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups
- 2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickups
- 2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 pickups
- 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles
- 2008-2009 Sterling 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles
- 2004-2008 Dodge Durango full-size SUVs
- 2005-2010 Chrysler 300, 300C and SRT8 full-size sedans
- 2005-2010 Dodge Charger full-size sedans
- 2005-2010 Dodge Magnum full-size station wagons
- 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota small pickups
- 2006-2011 Mitsubishi Raider small pickups
FCA US says it is aware of one related injury. It involved a 2006 Dodge Charger and occurred in southern Florida, where there is high absolute humidity.
Last week, Japanese air bag maker Takata admitted potential defects in its air bags that are now linked to six deaths globally. Under pressure from the NHTSA, Takata doubled the recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34 million in the United States, boosting the number of vehicles affected globally since 2008 to more than 53 million.
FCA US LLC has identified which vehicles will be affected by expansions of ongoing voluntary recalls to replace certain air-bag inflators produced by Takata Corporation.
Precipitated by disclosures made by Takata to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, FCA US is consolidating two campaigns with new actions affecting model years 2003-2011. These actions bring the Company’s global Takata-related recall total to an estimated 5,224,845 vehicles.
FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents involving the newly affected vehicles. All affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service.
One campaign involves an estimated global population of 4,747,202 vehicles equipped with certain driver’s-side air-bag inflators. Affected are:
2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups
2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickups
2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 pickups
2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles
2008-2009 Sterling 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles
2004-2008 Dodge Durango full-size SUVs
2005-2010 Chrysler 300, 300C and SRT8 full-size sedans
2005-2010 Dodge Charger full-size sedans
2005-2010 Dodge Magnum full-size station wagons
2005-2011 Dodge Dakota small pickups
2006-2011 Mitsubishi Raider small pickups