TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Dodge Ram trucks.Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
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 …Continue reading article "Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags"
Where Airbags And Seat Belts Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- air bag safety light stays on in the 2005 Magnum
- faulty air bag sensor in the 2005 Grand Caravan
- air bag light sensor comes on in the 2012 Durango
- air bag light on in the 2005 Caravan
- seat belts stay in retracted position in the 1998 Ram 1500
- check air bag light stays on in the 2009 Journey
- seat belt light and bell goes off continuously in the 2005 Dakota
Is that a light at the end of the Takata tunnel?
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says they’ve entered the _ fourth and final stage_ of Takata recalls with a campaign to replace the passenger-side inflators in 1.6 million vehicles.
The bulk of the vehicles are in the US and include the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, 4500, 5500, the 2010-2011 Dakota, the 2010-2014 Challenger, and the 2011-2015 Charger.…keep reading article "FCA Recalls 1.6 Million Takata Inflators in 'Fourth and Final Stage'"
Did you know it’s been almost five years since the first Takata recall?
And just like the ongoing nightmare it’s become, we find ourselves staring down the barrel of yet another recall expansion.
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 317,000 vehicles, including the Dodge Challenger, Charger, Dakota, and older Ram trucks. David Woods of CarComplaints.com has the full breakdown of which model years and in what zones.…keep reading article "It’s Happening Again. More Dodge Vehicles Recalled with Dangerous Takata Airbags."
If the passenger airbag deploys in any car it means you've had a bad day.
However, if you own a 2016 Viper, it's been a really bad day. The vehicles have defective welds on the passenger airbag chutes that can cause the airbag doors to detach when the airbags deploy.
Well, really bad for the passenger I guess.…keep reading article "Heads Up! An Airbag Defect in the Viper Needs a Fix"
Three fatalities. Five injuries. One massive recall for Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.
The automaker says it opened an investigation in April 2015 after 10 crashes were reported, and after months of research, engineers determined the occupant restraint control modules may short-circuit and prevent the frontal airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners and side air bags from deploying in a crash.…keep reading article "Three Fatalities. Five Injuries. One Massive Airbag Recall."
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) announced they will recall 4.3 million vehicles with dangerous Takata airbags
, and that includes plenty of Dodge models.…keep reading article "Journey Leaks Power Steering Fluid When It’s Cold Outside"
Continental Automotive systems did the right thing by announcing their airbags had corrosion issues
, but there's just one problem --- they've known about this for years:
"According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Continental knew about the defective air bags as far back as 2008."
A new [lawsuit] wants compensation for injuries or other losses during that time between Continental discovered the problem and actually did anything about it.
The law firm Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg & Gilbert has [more on that class-action].keep reading article "Grand Caravan and Journey Mentioned in Continental Airbag Lawsuit"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 112,000 vehicles with defective Continental airbags.
They opened an internal investigation in July 2015 to
find out why a 2009 Dodge Journey airbag deployed for no apparent reason. The automaker later found 13 potential inadvertent airbag deployments with airbags made by Continental Automotive Systems.
Recently, Continental announced they needed to recall 5 million airbags that were susceptible to corrosion. The airbags in question might not deploy in a crash, which really defeats the point.
FCA says they aren't sure when the recall will begin.keep reading article "Grand Caravan and Journey Mentioned in Continental Airbag Lawsuit"
Having a bad day? A little too energized from your morning coffee?
Be careful how much force you use to close your car's doors.
"Days ago, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) recalled 667,000 trucks with airbags that can deploy just by slamming the doors. Add another 284,000 model year 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers to the list as the automaker says the curse of the sensitive sensors strikes again."
FCA says the problem is an overly sensitive front door pressure sensor. The sensor thinks you closing the door is actually a side-impact crash. I know you've been hitting the gym lately, but come on...…keep reading article "Charger Airbags Recalled for Being Overly Sensitive"
ust 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.keep reading article "Regional Recall Issued for Takata Airbag Inflators"
Dodge is part of a new recall of Takata airbag inflators in over 350,000 vehicles.
The recall is currently limited to areas of high humidity, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Chrysler says the vehicles have passenger frontal airbag inflators that are different from other metal Takata inflators used by other automakers. Chrysler says it has received no reports of accidents or injuries and even after laboratory tests on 600 inflators, none of the inflators were defective.
Recall notices should be sent out around January 15th of next year.keep reading article "Regional Recall Issued for Takata Airbag Inflators"