Dodge Recalls 284K Chargers For Unexpected Airbag Depoyment

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

After Ram recalled about two million trucks for unexpected airbag deployment, Dodge has found a similar problem with in its Charger sedans and is issuing a voluntary recall.

The issue is found on Dodge Chargers from 2011 to 2014, and has to do with the side airbag sensor. According to Dodge, the sensors can be overly sensitive resulting in triggering the side airbag if the door has been kicked or slammed with excessive force. There have been three injuries related to the issue and no accidents as a result of the problem.

The company will recalibrate control modules to prevent further unexpected deployment of the air bags and seatbealt pretensioners.

There is no timeline for when this recall will begin, so in the interim, “FCA US advises that owners of these vehicles exercise caution when closing doors.”

Those looking for more information can call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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Dodge Recalls 284K Chargers

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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