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Chrysler Announces New Recall

Oct 14, 2014

The Chrysler Group has recalled nearly 200,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2014 model year.

The SUVs are being recalled because the airbag safety system, controlled by an electronic module in the vehicle, may short-circuit and cause the airbag and seatbelt features to fail.

In an accident, these types of safety failures could have catastrophic consequences. The company announced that consumers could bring their cars into dealerships and have their modules replaced free of charge.

In the meantime, consumers are being advised to religiously use their seatbelts. Thus far, no accidents or injuries have been attributed to the safety defect.

Most of the vehicles being recalled were sold in the United States while Mexico and Canada received substantial Jeep Grand Cherokee sales.

In September 2014, Ford Motor Co. was forced to recall nearly 1,000,000 vehicles because the circuits were provided by the Bosch manufacturing company, the same company that supplied the electronic circuits used by the Chrysler Group. It seems that one batch of circuits provided to multiple car dealerships share the same defect.

It remains to be seen whether other car manufacturers are affected by the defective Bosch control modules that have led both Ford and Chrysler to announce massive recalls.

For the moment, General Motors seems to have escaped announcing another round of airbag-related defective recalls.

The experienced car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. know how to guide car accident victims though the personal injury and recall claims process.

Categories: Auto Accidents

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