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Monday, December 8, 2014

NHTSA says Chrysler's expanded air bag recall falls short

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Chrysler said it will replace passenger-side air bag inflators in an estimated 149,150 older model pickup trucks in seven U.S. states and five territories.


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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 is part of the latest recall.(Photo: Chrysler)

Story Highlights

  • Chrysler will replace passenger-side air bags in 149,150 older model pickup trucks in seven states.
  • NHTSA told Chrysler last week to expand its earlier recall.
Chrysler said Wednesday it is expanding a recall for air bags made by Takata from two states to seven but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration quickly criticized the expansion, saying it falls short of the agency's request.
The Auburn Hills automaker is offering to replace passenger-side air bag inflators in an estimated 149,150 older model pickup trucks in seven U.S. states and five territories to address concerns about improper air bag deployment.
This recall is for 2003 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups sold or registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the Virgin Islands.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Chrysler last week to widen the recall to include all vehicles with passenger side inflators and to start notifying customers of the original recall before December 19.
Chrysler said it will begin notifying affected customers next month.
"Chrysler's latest recall is insufficient, doesn't meet our demands, and fails to include all inflators...
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