Heed The Recall: Get Your FREE Airbag Repair
North American Precis Syndicate
(NAPSI)—If it hasn't happened already, your car dealer may call
asking you to bring your vehicle to the dealership for a FREE urgent recall repair. For your own good and that of
your passengers, you should do so.
Some vehicles have airbags that do not function properly. Dealers have
replacement airbags available and are urging affected vehicle owners to get
their vehicles fixed for FREE.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
the airbags installed in tens of millions of U.S. vehicles are subject to
recall due to a safety defect that may cause the airbag to explode and cause
serious injury or death.
What's Being Done
Because so many cars and trucks need to be fixed across many different
vehicle manufacturers, a nationwide repair schedule has been developed to get
the most dangerous airbags replaced first. Exposure to high heat and humidity
over time can cause metal parts inside the airbag to explode and shoot out of
the airbag at the driver or passengers.
What Car Companies Are Doing
FCA US LLC ("FCA US"),
vehicle manufacturer of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM vehicles, has been
leveraging many different means of communication to get the message to owners
about the dangerous airbag safety recall, including:
• phone calls
• SMS/text messages
In addition, all Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM dealers have been reaching
out to car and truck owners, urging them to schedule their airbag recall FREE
What You Can Do
Consider the following steps on the road to safety:
1. Visit recalls.mopar.com to find out if your car or truck is under
recall. Search using your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
You can find it on the lower left (driver's side) of your vehicle's
windshield, on your car's registration card or your insurance card.
2. Call your dealer to schedule the FREE repair.
3. Call the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM dedicated toll-free customer
care center at (866) 220-6765. They can help you with finding a nearby
dealer, assist in obtaining alternate transportation while your car is being
fixed, and update ownership information if you no longer own the vehicle.
That way, you could save the life of whoever does have it now.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What if I don't have a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or RAM vehicle; how do I
check if I am affected?
A. Visit NHTSA.gov to find out if your
car or truck is under recall. Search using your 17-character Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN).
Q. How can I find out if my vehicle is affected by a future recall?
A. Sign up at NHTSA.gov/Alerts to
be notified if your vehicle is affected by a future recall. It's a good idea
to check the site for recalls at least twice a year, in any case.
Q. How can I learn more about the Takata Airbag
A. Get answers to frequently asked questions at NHTSA.gov/recall-spotlight/takata-air-bags.
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