• Sep 7th 2006 at 10:52AM
  • 5
According to Reuters, the big D.C. has got some problems with their inflatable safety devices.

It would seem that a rear-facing child seat might come into contact with the airbag after it deploys. The recall is going to entail bringing back 145,000 Dodge Ram pickups for an airbag modification, in addition to another 15,000 trucks that will also have their passenger side safety belt replaced.

Another 35,000 Dodge Durangos are set to hit the service department due to a wiring issue in the dash that, if liquid would happen to spill on it, may cause an electrical fire.

Those of you affected can contact your local dealers or wait by your mailbox for instructions.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      BUT: Look how DCX is handeling the recall vs. how Toyota took the cheap/dangerous route on the Tundra.

      I say well done on stepping up to correctly fix the problem.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "The passenger air bag may not be compatible with a limited number of rear-facing child seat models if the passenger seat is in the full forward position and an airbag deployment occurs," Chrysler said.

      Isn't this the case with any vehicle and placing the child seat in the forward passenger chair. Why would you even place a car seat there??
      • 9 Years Ago
      Recalls happen-----
      • 9 Years Ago

      several things to consider here:

      1) the recall may be for regular cab pickups only (no rear seat).

      2) there are a lot of idiots out there.

      • 9 Years Ago
      and since when do recalls mean that car makers are "taking responsibility for safety beyond the standard safety tests"? like i said before, i doubt DCX or any automaker does this out of the goodness of their heart. way to twist things, guys, really! you should think about working as political spinmasters or PR people..
    Share This Photo X