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From Products Liability Law Daily, December 29, 2014

Takata air bag debacle keeps manufacturers hopping

By Joe Bichl

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 2,890,785 model year 2004-2007 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango, 2005-2007 Dodge Ram 2500, Charger, Magnum, Dakota, Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8, 2006-2007 Dodge Ram 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider, and 2007 Chrysler Aspen. The driver side front airbag inflator may rupture. Upon deployment of the air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 14V187, December 29, 2014).

Remedy. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Some of the vehicles included in this recall were recalled under safety recall 14V-354, and that addresses vehicles sold, or currently registered, in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Owners of those were notified earlier in December 2014. Chrysler has not determined a date for notifying the remaining owners of vehicles included in this national recall campaign. Chrysler's number for this recall is P81. Note: This recall supersedes, in part, safety recall 14V-354 as to the driver's air bag inflators on the vehicles included in this recall.

Contact information. For more information, owners are encouraged to contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. In addition, owners may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Chrysler Group LLC

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