Older Dodge Grand Caravan Models Recalled for Airbag Issue

Older Dodge Grand Caravan Models Recalled for Airbag Issue

A total of 297,000 Dodge Grand Caravans in the U.S. and Canada are affected by a recall.

The recall affects 2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans and is over a driver’s front air bag that can inflate unexpectedly. According to the American automaker, eight people have suffered minor injuries as a result of the issue, but no crashes have been reported. FCA says the issue comes from airbag wiring that can chafe against steering wheel trim, causing a short circuit. If this occurs, drivers could see an airbag warning light, the windshield wipers may unexpectedly turn on, or the speed control may not work.

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To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the wiring and replace it if necessary. A protective covering will also be installed to prevent the issue from reoccurring. Affected owners will be notified via first class mail starting July 28.

The company confirmed the Chrysler Town & Country is not affected by the recall, as it features different steering wheel trim.

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