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July 7, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V432000
Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment due to Chafed Wire


Unexpected deployment of the driver's frontal air bag increases the risk of a crash or driver injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V432000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 363,480

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary. A protective cover will also be installed. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T47.
 
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