Dodge minivans recalled; air bag can inflate unexpectedly

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Chrysler announced this week the recall of 209,135 model year 2011 to 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles that may contain airbags that deploy unexpectedly.

Starting in late July, dealers will begin to examine the airbag wiring for 209,000 minivans in the USA, plus around 88,000 in Canada, according to the statement.

The recall will commence from late July which includes 2,09,000 vehicles sold in the United States and 88,000 vehicles from Canada. US -listed shares fell 1.2% in premarket action. However, further information reduced the number of related injuries to eight, all of them minor.

The automaker is recalling roughly 300,000 of its Dodge Grand Caravans. "This may lead to a second short-circuit that is potentially capable of producing inadvertent deployment of the driver-side front air bag".

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the airbag wiring within the steering wheel and replace it as necessary. These repairs will be made free of charge. FCA also says it asked CAFEE to discuss its testing methodology and share data with them but they have been unwilling to do so. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

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