Nearly 300,000 Chrysler Minivans Recalled Over Airbag Issue
Specifically, we are talking here about 299,718 units manufactured between June 24, 2007 and July 30, 2008, and include the Chrysler Grand Voyager, Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan.
These could have air conditioning systems that leak condensation onto the occupant restraint control module.
The direct consequence of such a problem would be an accidental deployment of the supplemental restraints. Obviously, this could result in injury to the seat occupant in front of the deploying airbag, potentially leading to a crash.
“Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager, Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured from June 24, 2007, through July 30, 2008,” the notification posted on the NHTSA website reads.
“These vehicles may experience a heating and air conditioner (HVAC) condensate leak from the HVAC drain grommet onto the occupant restraint control (ORC) module, which can lead to the illumination of the airbag warning light and a potential inadvertent airbag deployment without warning,” according to documentation filed with the federal government.
As expected, Chrysler dealers will replace the occupant restraint control module free of charge for the consumers, once the recall begins this month. If you own the aforementioned minivans, you may also contact Cadillac at 1-800-853-1403.