July 09, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

Chrysler has issued a recall of approximately 224,254 vehicles due to an airbag defect.  2013 Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and RAM C/V Tradesman vehicles may contain a software error that can cause opposite side airbags to deploy leaving the point of impact unprotected.  In the event of a crash, the wrong side airbags could deploy leaving the occupant with no airbag protection, increasing the risk of secondary injuries.

This recall is expected to begin sometime in August, 2013.  Dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact Chrysler directly at 1-800-247-9753 and reference safety recall no. N44.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V283000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.