A total of 282,200 Chrysler minivans are being recalled because the side airbags can deploy on the wrong side in the event of an accident.
The affected vehicles are all from the 2013 model year and include the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country and Ram Cargo Van. The campaign includes 224,000 vehicles in the U.S., 49,300 in Canada, 2,900 in Mexico, and 5,300 elsewhere. According to the American automaker, a software issue is causing the airbags to deploy on the opposing side of the vehicle, rather than the side of the vehicle involved in a crash.
Chrysler began investigating the issue after a customer complaint and there has only been one minor injury related to the defect. Chrysler will begin notifying affected owners and will reprogram the software for free.
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