Fourth of July Travel Safety Alert: Check For Dangerous Recalled Airbags on Your Vehicle Before Traveling

June 27, 2018

If You Don’t Know If You Have a Recall on Your Vehicle Go To checktoprotect.org

Chris Freeman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

(Auburn Hills, MI, Wednesday, June 27, 2018)To kick off the summer season, millions of people will be driving to their Fourth of July holiday destinations. To help make sure you and your passengers arrive safe, local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Truck dealers are urging drivers of all makes and models to check their vehicles for dangerous recalled airbags and to immediately contact their local authorized dealer for a free repair.  If you don’t know if you have a recall on your vehicle go to www.checktoprotect.org.

The Takata airbag recall affects a number of makes and models built from 2003-2013 by the majority of auto manufacturers.

Chris Freeman from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles explains the urgency of these airbag recalls.

SOUNDBITE #1:

IT’S URGENT THAT VEHICLE OWNERS CHECK NOW TO SEE IF THEIR VEHICLES HAS DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS AND IF SO, TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO GET THEM REPAIRED.  RECALL REPAIRS ARE FREE, QUICK, AND PARTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, AND RAM VEHICLES.  YOU CAN SCHEDULE A REPAIR AT YOUR CLOSEST DEALER NOW TO HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY.

SOUNDBITE #2:

IF THE INFLATORS IN THESE FAULTY AIRBAGS EXPLODE, THEY COULD SPRAY METAL FRAGMENTS INTO THE VEHICLE, CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH TO THE DRIVER AND PASSENGERS.  TO FIND OUT IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS AN OPEN RECALL VISIT CHECK-TO-PROTECT-DOT-ORG AND THEN SCHEDULE YOUR FREE REPAIR TODAY. 

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