Chrysler is adding an additional 617,000 vehicles to its list of cars being recalled for potentially deadly airbags. The Takata brand airbags have been shown to have the potential to explode and throw shards of metal upon being deployed.
The company will begin to notify owners of these cars in early February. The areas concerned are places with high humidity levels that can affect the airbags causing them to malfunction upon deployment.
Many people are not happy with how long Chrysler plans to take to notify the owners of the cars. Although it is the right move for them to recall the cars and replace the airbags with safe models, the fact that they’re waiting almost two months to notify owners has some worried about what might happen in the meantime.
Cars included in the recall will be certain 2005 Dodge Magnum, 2004-2005 Dodge Durango, 2003-05 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500, 2005 Chrysler 300, 300C and SRT8.