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RECALL Subject : Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator may Rupture , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)

Report Receipt Date: JUN 12, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V354000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 40,061


Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA, LLC

SUMMARY:

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500, and 2006-2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2008. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.
REMEDY:
Daimler Vans USA will notify the Freightliner owners and Fiat Chrysler will notify the Dodge owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Freightliner owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Dodge owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
 
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