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Recall 17V432000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Unexpectedly Deploys While Driving

Recall Details

The wiring to the driver's frontal air bag may chafe within the steering wheel, resulting in unexpected air bag deployment while driving. Dealers will inspect the air bag within the steering wheel and replace it as necessary, and in all cases will install a protective cover free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag may deploy unexpectedly while driving due to wiring getting chafed within the steering wheel. This could lead to a crash and injury to the driver.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Dodge must be performed by a Dodge dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chrysler or Dodge dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is T47.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 7, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 7, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
363,480
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V432000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits.
Consequence
Unexpected deployment of the driver's frontal air bag increases the risk of a crash or driver injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary. A protective cover will also be installed. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T47.
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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