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Dodge Chargers Recalled Due to Air Bag Defect

Dodge Chargers Recalled Due to Air Bag Defect

by P. H. MadoreAugust 2, 2015

In another round of recalls, Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers due to their air bags having the potential to fill up spontaneously. According to a recall submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler is aware of a serious problem with the Chargers.

In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.

It is not immediately apparent how many of these vehicles there are on the road. Those with affected vehicles will be able to get them repaired at dealerships. The recall number is 15V467000. Search for it at the NHTSA site.

Also read: Chrysler is Recalling Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

[…] dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler-Fiat recently had to conduct a serious recall in response to cyber security researchers discovering a way to remotely shut down a Jeep in motion. In response, the company deployed firmware updates on USB sticks as well as providing the updates via their website. The company routinely issues recalls for vehicles that have serious issues.

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