The North American based automotive giant Chrysler Group LLC has recently announced a recall for the 2013 Dodge Durango SUVs because of a problem with the airbags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1, 661 units of the 2013 model year Dodge Durango, out of which 1,449 in the U.S. and 212 in Canada and other markets, will be affected by this recall and their owners, in both the United States and Canada, will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the airbags. The NTHSA is saying that several Dodge Durango may have been produced with an incorrect airbag occupant restraint control module.
Because of this problem, in the event of a side impact of the second row of seats, on the seven-passenger versions, the side curtain airbag behind that row might not properly deploy and this can lead to serious injury. Chrysler said that the airbags were meant for the five-passenger versions and were mislabeled. The carmaker and the NHTSA aren’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem. The recall is expected to begin in September but owners will be notified this month.