Chrysler to Recall 284,153 Dodge Chargers due to Side Airbag Defect

On July 27, 2017, Chrysler announced that it will recall 284,153 Dodge Chargers due to a side airbag defect.  The Chargers were manufactured from May 6, 2010, to June 5, 2014.  The models affected are from their 2011 to 2014 line.

The reason for the recall is that the side impact airbag’s pressure sensors installed may be overly sensitive.  During normal driving, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy.  In addition, the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.  Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.  There have been 3 minor injuries associated with this defect.

Click here to read the Defect Notice: Dodge Charger Defect Notice

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge.  The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.  Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.  Chrysler’s number for this recall is R35.

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