Chrysler is recalling more than 500,000 models. Problems with the recalled models include failing alternator, power mirrors that can start a fire, airbag sensors, and head restraints. The 2011-2014 Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Chrysler 300 are among the models currently being recalled.
According to Chrysler, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango have airbag modules that can short-circuit. As a result, the side and front airbags could be disabled. The short-circuit could also inadvertently deploy, creating a safety hazard. A total of 126,722 vehicles are affected in the United States, and dealers will begin replacing the airbag module starting in early December. Chrysler is advising owners to bring their vehicle into the dealership, which specialize in their vehicle’s make and model, for replacement parts, free of charge.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that it has received twenty-five reports of unexpected airbag deployments from Chrysler vehicles. Although there have been no reported injuries stemming from these problems, vehicle owners should be attentive to check engine signs and warning lights on their vehicle’s dashboard, which could indicate a problem.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a defective vehicle, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 800-594-4884.