The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall on certain Chrysler vehicles, specifically certain 2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles due to an air bag defect. According to the notice, approximately 209,135 vans are affected.
The recall states, “In the affected vehicles, the driver’s frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits.” The air bag’s unprompted deployment creates a greater risk of an accident and driver injury.
The manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag wiring and replace it if necessary. The recall states a protective cover will also be installed, and the repairs will be made at no cost to the owner.
The recall is expected to begin July 28, 2017.