safety recall update 2/15/16

Safety Recall Update – February 15, 2016

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Safety Recall Update - February 15, 2016This week delivers a healthy portion of Chrysler vehicles that need to be repaired. Safety recalls total over a half-million-units and range from one end of the vehicle to the other.

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Log onto the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if your ride is under a recall.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V043000
Chrysler Recall Number: S03

2016 Dodge Charger 01Vehicles Affected: Certain 2011-2016 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured from August 23, 2010 through January 7, 2016. Approximately 441,578 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause: 

Using the jack (stored with the spare tire) without chocking the wheels could cause the vehicle’s body-side sill to give-way allowing the vehicle to fall.

Concern:

A car that falls unexpectedly will dramatically increase the risk of bodily injury and vehicle damage.

Correction:

Chrysler will notify owners with specific instructions for locating qualified dealers that will provide owners with wheel chocks, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification by early April 2016. A second letter will be mailed when the tire chocks are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V047000
Chrysler Recall Number: S07

2009 Dodge JourneyVehicles Affected: Certain 2009 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured from December 31, 2007 through August 31, 2008, 2008-2009 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured from June 18, 2007 through August 31, 2008, and 2009 Volkswagen Routan vehicles manufactured from August 11, 2008 through August 31, 2008. Approximately 112,001 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

In the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.

Concern:

If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Additionally, the air bags may inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of a crash.

Correction:

Chrysler will notify owners with detailed information for contacting qualified dealers who will replace the air bag control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

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