The North American based automaker Chrysler has recently announced a recall for several of its minivans, because of a problem with the airbag deployment.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 282,000 minivans produced by the Chrysler Group will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the airbag deployment solved. The NHTSA says that in some vehicles, the side airbags might be deployed on the opposing side in a collision, increasing the risk of injury for the rear-row occupants.
The affected vehicles are the Chrysler Town & Country, the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Ram Cargo Van. Out of these models, 282,000 units have been sold in the U.S., 49,300 in Canada, 2,900 in Mexico and 5,300 in other markets. The vehicles are all from the 2013 model year. The recall is expected to begin soon. The company’s dealers will inspect the vehicles and do the necessary adjustments / replacements free of charge. Meanwhile, if you own one of the vehicles mentioned above, you should contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 for more information.