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NEWS: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 4 million vehicles;  AIR BAGS 
Report Receipt Date: MAY 27, 2015 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V313000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,066,732 

MAY 2015 -- Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500, 2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango, 2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500, 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500, 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500, 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen, 2005-2010 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8, Dodge Charger and Magnum, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants. Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler and Dodge owners and Mitsubishi will notify the affected Raider owners. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles; IGNITION SWITCH
Report Receipt Date: SEP 17, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V567000 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 291,703 

OCT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine. If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


NEWS: Chrysler recalling 350,000 cars for possible stalling
Detroit News  @ September 26, 2014

SEPT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC said it is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs because ignition switches could malfunction and cause stalling.

The recall covers 349,442 2008, Dodge Chargers, Dodge Magnums, Chrysler 300 sedans, Jeep Commanders and Jeep Grand Cherokees; 292,000 are in the United States, 19,000 in Canada, 5,000 in Mexico and 33,000 elsewhere.

Chrysler — a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV — has now recalled more than 2 million vehicles since 2011 for ignition switch problems. The issue got new attention after General Motors Co. in February recalled 2.6 million cars for ignition switches that could move out of the "on" position to the accessory or off position, causing them to stall and disabling air bags. GM has recalled more than 16 million vehicles this year for ignition issues.

Chrysler said its investigation found that in some 2008 models produced before May 2008, vehicles "may not fully return to the 'on' position after rotation to the 'start' position during engine-startup. Instead, they may remain between the 'start' and 'on' positions. If this occurs, windshield defroster and wiper function may be lost. Air bag function is not affected."

Chrysler said its investigation also showed a "less probable" problem could cause air bags to fail. "An ignition key may not fully return to the 'on' position after rotation to the 'start' position and may inadvertently move through the 'on' position to 'accessory" or "off.' If this occurs, it may result in reduced braking power and a loss of engine power, power steering, and one or more of the vehicle's safety features including front air bags," Chrysler said.

Chrysler said it is aware of a single minor accident that was possibly related to either condition — and no injuries. The automaker wants owners to only use their ignition key and not use a key chain. Chrysler doesn't yet have a fix for the problem — or for an earlier recall announced in July for ignition issues.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has notified major automakers it wants to make sure they are looking at ignition switch issues and wants automakers to brief them on system interactions — like the connection between airbags not deploying and ignition key position. NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman said earlier this month the agency has been looking closely at the issue.

Chrysler and NHTSA discussed the issue in recent weeks and Chrysler notified the safety agency of the recall last week.

Friedman told The Detroit News that the Chrysler ignition recall "is exactly a result of our new understanding of this relationship between ignition switches and the air bag. Once we had that information we were able to comb the data and present a case ... and they followed up with a recall."

Chrysler is still investigating the problem and doesn't have a fix yet. Until then, owners are advised to make sure the ignition keys are in the "on" position.

In June, NHTSA announced it was opening investigations into 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles because of reports that a driver's knee can move the ignition switch out of the "run" position, causing the vehicles to stall and disabling the air bags. That included 525,000 2006-07 Jeep Commanders and 2005-06 Jeep Grand Cherokees in the United States. NHTSA has said it still is investigating whether Chrysler's fix is adequate in many of the recalled vehicles.

In late June, Chrysler said it would recall nearly 696,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide under government pressure because ignition keys could rotate out of the "on" position, potentially causing stalling and the air bag not to deploy in a front-end crash. Chrysler said it was expanding a 2011 recall to cover the 2009 Dodge Journey and 2008-09 Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country "for inadvertent ignition key rotation from the run position to the accessory position."

In July, Chrysler said it was recalling nearly 800,000 older Jeep SUVs for ignition switch problems, and urged owners to only use the ignition key as the automaker works to find a fix. The company said the recall covers some 2006-07 Jeep Commander and 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Chrysler said Thursday said it doesn't yet have a fix

Chrysler said it had about 30 customer complaints and 465 warranty claims alleging inadvertent engine shut-off while driving — and reports of two rear-end collisions arising from the condition. There are no reports of deaths or injuries from air bags failing to deploy in crashes linked to the defect. Chrysler disclosed that on June 17, NHTSA asked the automaker in a phone call to recall the 2008-09 vehicles. But the automaker is standing by its recall remedy — adding a detent ring to the switch to make it stiffer, instead of replacing the entire part in the minivan and SUV recall — even though NHTSA has concerns it may not work.

Last month, Chrysler said it is establishing a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance. It will be led by Senior Vice President Scott Kunselman.

Previously, Chrysler housed auto safety in its global engineering group. It is now served by a stand-alone organization. Chrysler's top safety engineer previously reported to Mark Chernoby, who was senior vice president of engineering. Chrysler said last month the move "will help intensify the company's continuing commitment to vehicle safety and regulatory compliance."


NOVEMBER 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 20,283 MY 2006-2009 Charger and Magnum vehicles built with the police package and equipped with a column shifter. The gearshift cable may become disengaged from the steering column mounting bracket and cause an incorrect transmission gearshift position display. This could allow the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction startling the driver, and cause a crash without warning. Dealers will add a redundant locking mechanism to the gearshift cable at the mounting bracket to ensure proper retention and shift linkage function. The recall began on November 10, 2008.  08V583

NEWS:   Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Charger Recalled

ConsumerAffairs.com -- July 22, 2008 --  Chrysler is recalling 5,509 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum and Charger sedans because of a manufacturing defect that could cause the half-shaft in the rear wheel drive vehicles to "disengage from the wheel-hub," according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In a brief statement on its Web site, NHTSA advised that the defect could "cause the vehicle to lose power and result in a crash without warning.".

Chrysler dealers will replace the rear axle hub-nuts when the recall begins later this month.

Consumers can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403

MORE RECALL INFORMATION:     Chrysler 300     Dodge Magnum       Dodge Charger

JULY 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 5,509 MY 2008 300, Dodge Magnum, and Charger vehicles. The torque retention crimp feature was missed during the manufacture of one lot of rear axle hub nuts. This could cause the nuts to loosen allowing the halfshaft to disengage from the wheel hub. This could cause the vehicle to lose power and result in a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the rear axle hub nuts. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008.  08V295

NEWS:   Chrysler Recalls 62,400 Vehicles For Faulty ABS, Traction Control

December 26, 2006
Chrysler is recalling 62,400 2007 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles because the braking system may fail to work.

The recall includes 62,369 model-year 2007 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Dodge Caliber vehicles to re-program the system Electronic Control Unit.

In recalled vehicles, instrument panel warning lamps may illuminate and be followed by loss of the anti-lock brake system, traction control and speedometer functions.

While the problem could result in a loss of control, no accidents or injuries have been reported.

Owners will be notified in February 2007. Consumers who experience the faulty warning lamp illumination should take their vehicle to a certified dealer for inspection.

NEWS:  Dodge Charger, Magnum, Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler Recall

(Consumer Affairs) May 8, 2006 -- DaimlerChrysler is recalling 45,000 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum sedans with 2.7 liter engines because leaking brake fluid may cause an engine compartment fire.

 The vehicle's exhaust recirculation pipe may touch the brake lines causing brake fluid to leak and setting a fire.

NEWS:   Chrysler to recall nearly 600,000 vehicles

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)  Oct. 7, 2005-- DaimlerChrysler AG's (DCX) Chrysler Group will voluntarily recall nearly 600,000 vehicles.

The automaker said in an e-mail Friday it will voluntarily recall about about 300,000 2005 vehicles equipped with six-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions.