Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is urgently asking those customers who own a 2005 to 2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger who have not yet addressed the Takata driver-side air-bag recall to immediately stop driving their vehicles.
FCA US, LLC is contacting owners or those who have the cars in their possession directly. Those owners are being advised to stop driving their vehicles and urged to obtain the necessary service, which continues to be available free of charge at any Chrysler or Dodge brand dealer. FCA US, LLC, was the first automaker to migrate from Takata to an alternate source of replacement parts and has a sufficient inventory of new airbags to meet demand.
The warning comes after two motorists died in separate crashes when their driver-side airbag manufactured by the former supplier, exploded with too much force.
According to the automaker, the longer particular vehicles remain unrepaired, the greater the risk of an airbag rupture, in event of a crash. A free replacement driver-side airbag has been available since 2015.
FCA US, LLC says it has continued to engage and encourage vehicle owners affected by Takata recalls to obtain service. To date, through various initiatives, the company has generated nearly 210 million standard and first-class letters, courier deliveries, e-mails, and text messages, while also making phone calls and home visits.
Despite a lot of owners telling FCA that they simply have time to take their cars to be fixed, the automaker states that the procedure will take under an hour to fix.
The recall affected approximately 276,000 units of the L-Series.
Customers who are unaware of their vehicles’ recall status are urged to call 833-585-0144. They may also check their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) at mopar.com/recalls, checktoprotect.org, or nhtsa.gov/recalls.