A bad labeling job is at the root of Dodge recalling 734 units of the its 2013 Durango. The SUVs in question, built from April 27 to September 14 of this year, could have been affixed with labels that overstate the seating capacity. That contravenes federal regulations, and could lead to an accident due to owners putting too many people in the vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a the recall should begin in February, 2013. Dodge will "provide replacement labels" to owners who can apply them on their own or have their dealers apply the correct labels free of charge. There's more information in the NHTSA bulletin below.
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Report Date: December 16, 2012 at 05:14 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V560000

Vehicle Model Year(s) Make / Model: 2013 DODGE / DURANGO
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
Report Receipt Date: DEC 04, 2012
Component: SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 734

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Durango vehicles manufactured April 27, 2012, through September 14, 2012. The vehicles may have been built with incorrect seating capacity information labels. The label might overstate the seating capacity. Therefore, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS number 110 "Tire Selection and Rims."

The vehicle may be filled over capacity which could increase injury during a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and provide replacement labels free of charge. At the owner's option, they may take their vehicle to a Chrysler dealer for installation of the label. The service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Chrysler's recall campaign number is M36. 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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