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Recall 14V770000

Front Airbag Inflator Module

Recall Details

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

Certain vehicles are being recalled because the passenger airbag inflator may rupture upon deployment. Vehicle occupants could be struck by metal fragments resulting in personal injury.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 5, 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 3, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 3, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
PE14016
Potential Number of Units Affected
149,150
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V770000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2002, to July 31, 2003 originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. For vehicles that were sold, or are currently registered, in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, owners will be notified and the recall will begin on December 5, 2014. For all other vehicles, Chrysler will notify owners and the recall will begin on, or about, January 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P40 Expanded. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 14V-354.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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