Chrysler recalls nearly 300K cars over defective airbags

MONEY & BUSINESS: Chrysler recalls nearly 300K cars over defective airbags


Chrysler is recalling nearly 286,000 vehicles in the US over a manufacturing defect that might cause the side curtain airbag inflators to rupture, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday.

The right and left side curtain airbag inflators may rupture in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, resulting in injury or death, the US regulator said.

The recall would affect certain 2018-2021 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 models.


The recall would affect certain 2018-2021 Dodge Charger, above, and Chrysler 300 models. AP

Stellantis-owned Chrysler said certain vehicles may have been equipped with SABIC inflator that had moisture introduced during supplier manufacturing. This may lead to stress corrosion and potential rupture.

These inflators do not use the same propellant or inflator design as previously recalled Takata airbags, the automaker said.


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Chrysler said these inflators do not use the same propellant or inflator design as previously recalled Takata airbags. AP

Stellantis last year had warned 29,000 owners of 2003 Dodge Ram pickups to immediately stop driving pending repairs after one person was killed when a Takata airbag inflator exploded.



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