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Dodge Air bag Recalls

Dodge Air bag Recalls


D1500
Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. note: The ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant (“s” in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. louis north assembly plant (“j” in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant (“m” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant (“g” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.
Damage: When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.
Year: 2001, 2000


2500
Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. note: The ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant (“s” in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. louis north assembly plant (“j” in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant (“m” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant (“g” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.
Damage: When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.
Year: 2001, 2000


3500
Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. note: The ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant (“s” in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. louis north assembly plant (“j” in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant (“m” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant (“g” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.
Damage: When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.
Year: 2001, 2000


Caravan
Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Mini vans. The wiring that initiates the driver and/or passenger air bag could electrically short circuit to ground. A short circuit to ground that exists immediately after turning the ignition key to the “on” or “start” position can cause the air bag(s) to inadvertently deploy.
Damage: Inadvertent air bag deployment can injure a front seat occupant.
Year: 1995, 1994, 1993

Air bags:frontal
Description: On certain mini vans, the clockspring assembly may have been wound incorrectly during the vehicle assembly process.
Damage: This condition will manifest itself through illumination of the air bag warning lamp, and could eventually result in a driver’s air bag open circuit, if the part is not replaced in a reasonable amount of time.
Year: 1998, 1997, 1996

Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: Certain minivans are being recalled that were originally sold in or currently registered in the 27 states plus the district of columbia that use greater amounts of salt for winter road deicing. The up-front (uf) air bag sensors that contain brass bushings installed in these vehicles may corrode and crack allowing water to enter the sensor. These sensors provide enhanced air bag performance in certain types of frontal crashes.
Damage: in one of these crashes, with one or both of the vehicle’s uf sensors inoperative, the occupants will not benefit from the enhanced air bag protection that these sensors would provide.
Year: 2005


Daytona
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: Air bag inflator modules may not contain diffuser holes between the ignitor and propellant chambers.
Damage: Air bags would not deploy in an impact situation, which could lead to driver injury.
Year: 1990


Dakota
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: The electrical circuit design allows the potential for an inadvertent air bag deployment upon vehicle ignition shut down.
Damage: Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury.
Year: 1997

Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: Air bag inflator modules may not contain diffuser holes between the ignitor and propellant chambers.
Damage: Air bags would not deploy in an impact situation, which could lead to driver injury.
Year: 1990

Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. note: The ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant (“s” in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. louis north assembly plant (“j” in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant (“m” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant (“g” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.
Damage: When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.
Year: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

Air bags:side/window
Description: On certain pickup trucks equipped with the optional side curtain air bag, the curtain fasteners may not have been properly tightened.
Damage: This could result in an improper side air bag curtain deployment in certain side crash conditions, which can increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Year: 2005


Durango
Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. note: The ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant (“s” in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. louis north assembly plant (“j” in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant (“m” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant (“g” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.
Damage: When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.
Year: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

Air bags
Description: Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, ‘occupant crash protection.’ the wrong occupant restraint controller (orc) was installed on these vehicles.
Damage: This can cause increased risk of injury to the driver under certain crash conditions.
Year: 2006


Dynasty
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: Air bag inflator modules may not contain diffuser holes between the ignitor and propellant chambers.
Damage: Air bags would not deploy in an impact situation, which could lead to driver injury.
Year: 1990


Grand caravan
Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Mini vans. The wiring that initiates the driver and/or passenger air bag could electrically short circuit to ground. A short circuit to ground that exists immediately after turning the ignition key to the “on” or “start” position can cause the air bag(s) to inadvertently deploy.
Damage: Inadvertent air bag deployment can injure a front seat occupant.
Year: 1995, 1994, 1993

Air bags:frontal
Description: On certain mini vans, the clockspring assembly may have been wound incorrectly during the vehicle assembly process.
Damage: This condition will manifest itself through illumination of the air bag warning lamp, and could eventually result in a driver’s air bag open circuit, if the part is not replaced in a reasonable amount of time.
Year: 1998, 1997, 1996


Intrepid
Air bags:frontal
Description:Vehicle Description: Passenger and sport utility vehicles. The passenger air bag inflator assembly contains an incorrect inflator charge amount.
Damage: This condition could increase the risk of a passenger occupant injury under certain accident conditions.
Year: 2000


Neon
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: The electrical circuit design allows the potential for an inadvertent air bag deployment upon vehicle ignition shut down.
Damage: Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury.
Year: 1997

Air bags:frontal
Description: Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. Some frontal (passenger side) air bags may not inflate properly.
Damage: In the event of a crash, the passenger may not be adequately restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Year: 2000


Ram
Air bags
Description Vehicle Description: Vans and vans used for conversion. If a heavy object impacts the metal casing of the air bag electronic control module (aecm), located under the driver seat, the module could inadvertently deploy the air bags.
Damage: Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury.
Year: 1998

Air bags:frontal
Description :Vehicle Description: Van and wagon model passenger vehicles. If water/road salt gets on the interior floor of the vehicle in the proximity of the air bag electronic control module (aecm), the aecm can corrode. The resulting corrosion can cause the driver side air bag to deploy inadvertently.
Damage: Deployment of the air bag without warning could cause a driver to lose vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash and personal injury.
Year: 1997, 1996, 1995

Air bags
Description: Vehicle Description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. note: The ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant (“s” in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. louis north assembly plant (“j” in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant (“m” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant (“g” in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.
Damage: When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.
Year: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997


Ram 1500
Air bags:frontal
Description: On certain pickup trucks fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, ‘occupant crash protection. The passenger air bag may deploy with excessive force when certain model rear facing child seats are installed in the right front passenger seat position.
Damage: This can increase the risk of injury to a child seat occupant during certain crash conditions.
Year: 2006


Shadow
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: The two air bag system front impact sensors may not be secured to their mounting brackets.
Damage: Air bag will not deploy in a frontal collision if thefront impact sensors are not attached.
Year: 1991


Sprinter
Air bags:side/window
Description: On certain trucks, the side window air bag module diffuser material may contain hairline cracks.
Damage: In the case of a crash with a trigger signal for the window bag module, it is possible that such a diffuser may crack at the beginning of the air bag activation increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Year: 2007


Spirit
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: The two air bag system front impact sensors may not be secured to their mounting brackets.
Damage: Air bag will not deploy in a frontal collision if thefront impact sensors are not attached.
Year: 1991


Viper
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Description: The electrical circuit design allows the potential for an inadvertent air bag deployment upon vehicle ignition shut down.
Damage: Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury.
Year: 1997


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