RECALL Subject : Side Airbags may Deploy on the Incorrect Side

Report Receipt Date: JUL 02, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V283000

Component(s): AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 224,254

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)

CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY 2013
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 2013
RAMC/V TRADESMAN 2013

Details

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

SUMMARY:
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and RAM C/V Tradesman vehicles manufactured May 10, 2012, through June 7, 2013. A software error may result in the opposite side airbags deploying from the collision point (a left side impact would deploy the right side airbags and vice versa).


CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a crash, the wrong side airbags could deploy leaving the occupant with no airbag protection at the point of impact, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the occupant restraint control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N44.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)