It seems Chrysler is the latest in the line of auto makers recalling their vehicles due to an airbag issue. However Chrysler wants to make sure its recall is not the same as the Takata airbag default.
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The Takata airbag default has already caused nine deaths. According to Chrysler none of their affected vehicles are equipped with ammonium-nitrate inflators.
The ammonium-nitrate inflators are found in the Takata airbags. According to Chrysler there have been seven minor injuries related to their defect. But no accidents have occurred due to the airbag unit corrosion.
Chrysler has issued a recall due to corrosion in their airbag control unit. The recall has been has issued for an array of minivans and crossovers The Chrysler vehicles were manufactured in 2007 and 2008.
According to Chrysler, an estimated 112,001 units in the United States are affected by the recall. Two of the affected models are the 2009 Dodge Journey and 2008-09 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Similarly the 2008-09 Chrysler Town and Country is also affected by the recall. Even the 2009 Volkswagen Routan, which was manufactured by Chrysler, is also being recalled by FCA.
The recall has been issued due to corrosion in the air bag control unit. The corrosion could prevent the air bags from deploying in the event of a crash. Corrosion can also alternatively deploy the airbags prematurely.
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Chrysler has claimed they will replace the air bag control unit. So far no details or a time-frame has been issued for the fix. Affected customers will receive notification through their mail or they can check from the Chrysler website.