119,497 Vehicles Recalled By Chrysler Over Possible Airbag Failure

Posted on April 10, 2013

More than a hundred thousand vehicles are being recalled because of a defect that could impede the proper deployment of the airbags.  Vehicle owners should read on and understand that the illumination of a warning light should lead to a prompt check from a professional.

Chrysler announced the recall, which affects Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger and Challenger vehicles of the 2011 and 2012 model years.  A whopping 119,497 automobiles are impacted by the recall, and each would have been produced between April 11 and December 14 of 2011.

The side-airbag wiring harnesses on the seats contain terminal crimps that might be the incorrect size.  The issue could potentially affect the driver’s and the passenger’s seats.

In the event that the condition is present and a malfunction occurs, the airbag warning light would turn on.  But if the driver continues to operate the vehicle and they are involved in a crash, there’s a chance that the airbags won’t go off the way they’re supposed to.  This means there will be a greater risk that occupants will sustain an injury.

At some point this month, the recall will start.  Owners can expect to receive a notification from Chrysler.  Once that happens, the vehicles can be brought in to a dealer.  Free repairs consisting of a replacement of the inadequately sized component will be carried out on both the passenger and the driver’s seat.

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