Fiat Chrysler Voluntary Recalling Some Dodge Chargers, Side Airbags Could Deploy Under Excessive Force

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Fiat Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall to recalibrate control modules on approximately 284,153 US Dodge Chargers to prevent inadvertent side-curtain air-bag and seatbelt pre-tensioner deployment.

The company says that side-curtain air-bag deployment may occur if the vehicles’ doors are kicked or slammed with excessive force. The company is aware of three potentially related injuries, all described as minor, but no accidents.

This latest campaign is limited to certain model-year 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers. Their modules have a unique calibration, which is influenced by door design.

Also subject to recall are additional vehicles approximating 13,169 in Canada, 2,484 in Mexico and 22,272 outside the NAFTA region.

Potentially related complaints account for less than 0.01 percent of the total recall population.

Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be performed free of charge. In the interim, FCA US advises owners of these vehicles to exercise caution when closing doors

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