Recall roundup: Dodge Durango image

The North American based automaker Dodge has recently announced a recall for the Durango model because of a problem with incorrect seating capacity information labels.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 734 units of the 2013 Dodge Durango vehicles will be affected by this recall. The NHTSA says that the labels might overstate the seating capacity and because of this, the models don’t comply with the FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) number 110. If this problem is ignored, the risk of injury might increase during a crash.

“The seating capacity information on the tire placard label may incorrectly state the total seating capacity as 7 and rear seating capacity as 5 on certain vehicles with 2nd row captain chairs, when it should have stated 6 and 4, respectively”, as the NHTSA says in its summary of the problem.

The issue has been discovered in September. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by the Chrysler Group, which will provide them with replacement labels. The owners can also take their vehicles to the dealers which will install the label at no charge. The notification will begin in February, 2013. Meanwhile, owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.