- Dec 15, 2010
Chrysler recalling nearly 370,000 minivans over potential airbag flaw
2008 Chrysler Town and Country – Click above for high-res image gallery
Chrysler has put out a notice that it will be recalling 367,350 minivans in both Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan flavors. The reason? The airbags might go off when you don't want them to. Water leaks in 2008 model year minivans may accidentally trigger a warning light and/or accidental airbag deployment.
The culprit is an HVAC hose grommet that was improperly installed. Moisture can then collect in the minivan's carpet and drip into the airbag deployment module. Chrysler will begin notifying owners of the recall in February, and as always, the fix will come at no cost.
[Sources: BusinessWeek, Reuters]