Chrysler is recalling more than 4 million Dodge, Ram, and Chrysler vehicles for problems related to Takata airbags. Affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal airbag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon deployment and send a blast of metal fragments (shrapnel) at the driver or other occupants.
The following models are affected:
- 2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500
- 2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango
- 2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500
- 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500
- 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500
- 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen
- 2005-2010 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8, Dodge Charger and Magnum
- 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
- 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles.
Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler and Dodge owners and Mitsubishi will notify the affected Raider owners. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Mitsubishi owners may call 1-888-648-7820. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well.
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.