Thankfully for the unaware customers, the peeps from FCA US have announced a recall that includes all 2008 to 2010 model year Dodge Challenger vehicles. All 88,346 of them. These babies were assembled between September 19th, 2007, to October 29th, 2010, with the driver airbag being the culprit.
Like any other Takata airbag-related recall, we’re told that the driver airbag inflator is susceptible to moisture intrusion. With moisture, the explosive propellant of the airbag blows with so much force it thrusts shrapnel in the driver’s face, a condition that could lead to life-threatening injuries. Yikes!
Over the years, Takata has identified 8 deaths linked to its faulty airbags, all of them in cars made by Honda. FCA US informs that it isn’t aware of any Challenger owner harmed by the faulty airbags. Interim notices will start mailing from August 14th, followed by a second notice about availability of replacement airbags. Owners may also calls FCA US at 1-800-853-1403, inquiring about FCA recall number R37.