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Recall 15V354000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defective

Recall Details

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Our Quick Take

When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

What Should You Do?

Freightliner and Dodge will notify their respective owners of affected vehicles (a timeline of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Body, Interior & Misc., June 12, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 12, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
EA15001
Potential Number of Units Affected
40,061
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V354000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500, and 2007-2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2008. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.
Remedy
Daimler Vans USA will notify the Freightliner owners and Fiat Chrysler will notify the Dodge owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Freightliner owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Dodge owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
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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