Regional Recall Issued for Takata Airbag Inflators

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Scott McCracken
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Just a few days after switching its name, FCA US is issuing a massive recall for 3.3 million older vehicles with Takata airbag inflators.** The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been not-so-subtly suggesting automakers ditch regional recalls and expand nationwide. It looks like FCA US has listened.

FCA US says it's aware of one injury related to exploding Takata airbag inflators, but that incident occurred in Florida. The automaker said there have been no other reports of accidents or injuries. In addition, FCA US says over 1,000 laboratory tests have been conducted on airbag inflators but no problems were discovered.

The recalled vehicles include the 2004-2007 Dodge Ram 1500 / 2500 / 3500 / 3500 Chassis Cab, Durango, Charger, Magnum, and Dakota.

More information on carcomplaints.com

Related Problem

Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags

Takata, a parts supplier, provided automakers with a defective airbag inflator responsible for 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries. It's one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history, affecting over 37 million vehicles

A crash test dummy about to hit an airbag superimposed with the Takata logo

Related Dodge Generations

At least one model year in these 7 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 6th Generation Charger

    Years
    2006–2010
    Reliability
    48th of 54
    PainRank
    27.35
    Complaints
    443
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  2. 2nd Generation Dakota

    Years
    1997–2004
    Reliability
    37th of 54
    PainRank
    18.19
    Complaints
    606
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  3. 2nd Generation Durango

    Years
    2004–2009
    Reliability
    44th of 54
    PainRank
    22.05
    Complaints
    829
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  4. 1st Generation Magnum

    Years
    2005–2008
    Reliability
    38th of 54
    PainRank
    19.1
    Complaints
    273
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  5. 3rd Generation Ram 1500

    Years
    2002–2008
    Reliability
    52nd of 54
    PainRank
    57.14
    Complaints
    3501
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  6. 3rd Generation Ram 2500

    Years
    2003–2009
    Reliability
    41st of 54
    PainRank
    20.39
    Complaints
    827
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  7. 3rd Generation Ram 3500

    Years
    2003–2009
    Reliability
    39th of 54
    PainRank
    19.54
    Complaints
    358
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