Chrysler Recalls About 300,000 Minivans for Air-Bag Defect
Aug 4, 2011
Chrysler Group LLC, the U.S. automaker run by Fiat SpA (F), is recalling about 300,000 Dodge and Chrysler brand minivans in North America, citing a risk of air bags deploying when not needed and without warning.
The vehicles in this recall are the same ones involved in an earlier recall to replace a heating and cooling system drain grommet, the automaker, based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, said in a document posted today on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
Chrysler is recalling model-year 2008 Chrysler Town and Country and Voyager minivans and Dodge Caravans, it said on the NHTSA site. Because of the earlier defect, moisture may have leaked into the air-bag controls, the company said today in a statement on its website.
Chrysler said it doesn’t know of any accidents or injuries related to the air-bag defect.
“Despite the lack of field reports, we believe it is in the best interest of our customers to replace these modules to ensure the proper functionality of the minivan’s advanced safety system,” David Dillon, Chrysler’s head of product investigations and campaigns, said in the statement.