Vehicles Affected: Approximately 88,000 model-year 2008-10 Dodge Challenger sports coupes manufactured between Sept. 19, 2007, and Oct. 29, 2010
The Problem: The cars are equipped with a dual-stage driver-side frontal airbag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which over time could cause the inflator to rupture. In a crash necessitating the deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag, a ruptured inflator could cause metal fragments to strike the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death. The recall is related to the massive ongoing Takata airbag issue.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver-side frontal airbag for free.
What Owners Should Do: Chrysler will begin notifying owners Aug. 14; parts to remedy the issue are not currently available, so a second notice will be sent when the parts become available. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more information.
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