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Chrysler has barely begun production of the 2013 Dodge Durango, but it's already encountered problems that have led to a recall. An incorrect airbag module was installed in roughly 1,500 of the early-production, seven-passenger Durango models. According to Chrysler, these vehicles received mislabeled modules intended for the five-passenger version. In a crash, this could lead to the side-curtain airbag not deploying for the third row.

Chrysler says most of the vehicles that were incorrectly assembled have yet to be sold, but those that have will be repaired by dealers starting in September.

Scroll down to read Chrysler's statement on the situation, as well as the full recall report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Statement – Dodge Durango module
August 10, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group will recall 1,661 model-year 2013 Dodge Durango SUVs to replace occupant-restraint control modules. The 7-passenger vehicles were assembled with mislabeled modules designed for 5-passenger vehicles. An incorrect module could diminish side airbag function in some collisions. Chrysler Group is unaware of any associated accidents or injuries. Most of the affected vehicles are still in the hands of dealers. The repair will be performed at no cost to affected customers.

Report Date : August 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V391000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DODGE / DURANGO 2013

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC Mfr's Report Date: AUG 07, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V391000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,449

Summary:
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from April 11, 2012, through July 20, 2012. Some vehicles may have been built with the incorrect airbag occupant restraint control (ORC) module.

Consequence:
In the event of a side impact, rearward of the second row seat, the supplemental side air bag inflatable curtain may not deploy as intended, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC module, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:
This is Chrysler recall number M25. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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      postpast
      • 2 Years Ago
      On the road the new Durango sure is one sexy design.
      Edward
      • 2 Years Ago
      These are some of the worst rust buckets I've ever seen up here in the Great Lakes and east salt belt.
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        Walt
        • 2 Years Ago
        When you're unable to intelligently debate a topic, fall back on personal attacks. Advantage - me.
        MAX
        • 2 Years Ago
        Hong Kong prostitute?
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MAX
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      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Once again we see domestic model problems identified early and recalled immediately and covering only a small number of vehicles. Contrast that with Asian brands that are usually a few years old before a recall is issued and usually covers hundreds of thousands of vehicles. Now, who makes quality autos?
        John Montgomery
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Walt
        Too bad Chrysler isn't domestic.
        clquake
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Walt
        So what you're saying is that domestics fall apart as they leave the factory floor - 5-10 mins, whereas foreign ones fall apart over a much longer period of time, say 5-10 yrs. Not sure that's a good thing,
      • 2 Years Ago
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      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a surprise !
      Becky Sue
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know all cars have issues but mislabeling modules for airbags is pure incompetence. Must be more pot smoking and beer drinking at Chrysler assembly plants.
        frost54661
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Becky Sue
        Airbag modules come in from an outside supplier. Sounds like the outside supplier did not label them correctly. Items like that are scanned with serial number to the specific vehicle so items like this can be traced back. Obviously you have no idea on how car assembly works.
          John Montgomery
          • 2 Years Ago
          @frost54661
          Yea okay fanboy. Chrysler quality control should have caught the mistake. The received mods for a five pass vehicle. They should have easily caught this issue. Definitely more incompetence at Chrysler. You should do some research.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @frost54661
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          techie69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @frost54661
          If Chrysler doesn't have incoming parts quality control, then they bet rid some management and put in some techs at receiving area!
          MarlonJBT2
          • 2 Years Ago
          @frost54661
          Kinda hard to check each and every module when the line is running at 70+ vehicles per minute to meet demand. And how would the assembler know if the airbag modules ALL LOOKED THE SAME!? (Which they do...) This is 100% the fault of the supplier, yet Chrysler has to take the hit for it.
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        @Becky Sue
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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      If components this important can get wrong labels and pass inspections makes me wonder what other mislabled components Chrysler vehicles have installed.
      drewbiewhan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is Chrysler still going to discontinue the Durango? Forget where I read that...
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