FCA has issued a recall for several Dodge Charger vehicles because of a problem with their airbags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 284,153 units of the Dodge Charger vehicles which are affected by this condition. The NHTSA says that in these cars, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive which may lead to the seatbelt pre-tensioners activating and the curtains and seat airbags deploying unexpectedly.
“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. Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury”, says the NHTSA in its recall Summary and Consequence of the problem.
The affected Dodge Charger vehicles are from the 2011 to 2014 model years and they have been produced between the 6th of May, 2010, and the 5th of June, 2014. Owners of these cars will be notified by Chrysler and the company’s dealers will be updating the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration. The action will be made free of charge. An exact notification schedule for the recall hasn’t been provided at this time but the recall is expected to begin soon. For any extra details on the topic, owners of the above mentioned models can contact the Chrysler Customer Service at 1 800 853 1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.