Chrysler recalls some vans, cars and SUVs for airbag problem

2013 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler announced two recalls last week, both for the potential of improper airbag deployment.

On certain model year 2013 Chrysler Town & Country minivans, Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram C/V Tradesmen models, a software error could result in the wrong airbag deploying in the event of a crash. For example, a left-side impact would cause the right-side airbags to deploy.

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary recall to reflash the occupant restraint control module that governs deployment. The company will notify owners in August.

Another group of cars including certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 models, 2011-2013 Avenger models, 2011-2012 Nitros and 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty models are being recalled for the same part, but for different reasons.

In those cars, the active head restraints may not deploy in a rear crash accident, which could increase the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners of those cars in August as well. Until then, try not to stop short or get t-boned in an intersection. Concerned owners can call Chrysler at (800) 247-9753 or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at (888) 327-4236.
Source: Auto Week