Well it looks like Chrysler are also affected by the faulty Takata airbag inflator, with the American manufacturer recalling approximately 88,346 units of its popular Dodge Challenger muscle car built between year 2008 to 2010.
As a well-known fact now, the faulty air bag may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which can cause the inflator to rupture, sending metal fragments to the driver and passengers.
Chrysler is said to notify affected owners about the fault and replace the parts at no cost at all. Alternatively, owners can contact its customer service at 1-800-853-1403 with the R37 recall number.
Report Receipt Date: JUL 10, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V444000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88,346
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
DODGE CHALLENGER 2008-2010
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured September 19, 2007, to October 29, 2010. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Parts to remedy the vehicles are not currently available. Interim notices will be mailed to owners beginning August 14, 2015. Owners will be sent a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R37.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.