Takata Airbag Recall Saga Continues, 208,783 Cars Made by Chrysler Affected in The Latest Campaign

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With General Motors crowned king of the recalls this year for its 80th campaign announced so far, 2014 is now known as Year of the Recalls. But other brands have been affected indirectly by badly developed or assembled components, chief among which is the Japanese airbag inflator manufacturer Takata.
Only recently, Honda expanded its recall of vehicles that are equipped with Takata airbags to a grand total of 5.4 million vehicles affected. But the latest operation comes in the form of 208,783 passenger vehicles manufactured by the Chrysler Group.

The automaker explains that this is but an expansion of an ongoing call back regional field action

At the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Chrysler Group has to replace front passenger-side airbags of vehicles bought or registered in states such as Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Saipan and Virgin Islands.

Takata’s PSPI passenger-side airbag inflators included in this recall operation haven’t been related to crashes or accidents, a statement from Chrysler reads. As for the affected vehicles, these are old cars such as the 2003 to 2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, the 2004 to 2005 Dodge Durango, the 2005 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8, 2005 Dodge Magnum and 2005 Dodge Dakota truck.

With this latest expansion, the population of old model year Chrysler Group vehicles recalled over Takata Corporation's sub-standard airbag inflators hikes to an estimated 617,573 passenger vehicles.
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