By Stephen Markley on February 22, 2010
Chrysler is conducting a recall of 312,442 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from the 2005-2006 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is for vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Alaska and the District of Columbia.
A front crash sensor may crack in certain cold environments and allow water to leak into the sensor, causing it to fail. This will illuminate the airbag warning light, at which point the owner should get the vehicle serviced. If the front crash sensors don’t work, the airbag may fail to deploy in an accident.
Chrysler will replace the front airbag sensor with a new one with an improved design for free. The campaign will not begin until June, however. Owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.