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From Products Liability Law Daily,June 15, 2017

Danger of airbag wiring short circuit prompts Chrysler recall of over 209,000 Dodge Grand Caravans

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain about 209,135 model year 2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles in which the driver's frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits. The unexpected deployment of the driver's frontal air bag consequently increases the risk of a crash or driver injury (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 17V376, Report receipt date: June 13, 2017).

Remedy. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary. A protective cover also will be installed. These repairs will be made free of charge, and the recall is expected to begin July 28, 2017.

Contact information. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T33. Also, owners may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

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