Chrysler recalls 367,350 minivans due to airbag deployment risk

08:40, December 16, 2010      

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Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 367,350 2008 minivans, as water leaks from the air conditioning system may cause accidental airbag deployment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday.

The recall includes 2008 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravans. The vehicles may have water leaks from the heating and air conditioning drain grommet, which could lead to the illumination of the air bag warning light and a potential inadvertent deployment of the air bag, according to NHTSA.

NHTSA announced on its website that the accidental airbag deployment could result in injury to the passenger in front of the deploying airbag, or even lead to a car crash. And dealers will replace the drain grommet free of charge.

Chrysler is reportedly said that it has received reports of minor injuries due to the problem, and at least 30 airbags have been improperly deployed in recent months,but no crashes or deaths has been reported.

Source: Xinhua

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