Texas Safety Alert: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Designate September ‘Airbag Recall Repair Month’

August 29, 2018

The Massive Airbag Recall Affects Millions of Makes and Models Built from 2003 to 2013 by the Majority of Auto Manufacturers

Chris Freeman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

(Dallas, TX, Wednesday, August 29, 2018)As Texans prepare to head out on the roads for Labor Day travel, local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealers are launching Airbag Recall Repair Month to urge drivers of all vehicles, regardless of the manufacturer, to check for dangerous recalled airbags, manufactured by Takata, in their vehicles and immediately contact their local authorized dealer to schedule a free repair.

The massive airbag recall affects millions of makes and models built from 2003 to 2013 by the majority of auto manufacturers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are currently 1.7 million vehicles on the road in Texas with these dangerous recalled airbags.

Chris Freeman from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the parent company of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, explains the urgency of these airbag recalls.

SOUNDBITE #1:

IT’S URGENT THAT VEHICLE OWNERS OF ALL MAKES AND MODELS VISIT our website TO SEE IF THEIR VEHICLE HAS A DANGEROUS DEFECTIVE AIRBAG. THE AIRBAGS ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF RUPTURING IN HEAT AND HUMIDITY AND CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. ANY DRIVER WITH AN AIRBAG RECALL SHOULD CALL THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER IMMEDIATELY TO SCHEDULE A FREE REPAIR. LOCAL CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, AND RAM DEALERS HAVE PARTS IN STOCK, AND MANY ARE OPEN EXTENDED HOURS AND ALSO PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION. REPAIRS ARE FREE AND THEY ONLY TAKE ABOUT AN HOUR TO COMPLETE.

SOUNDBITE #2:

THE EASIEST WAY TO CHECK FOR RECALLED AIRBAGS IS WITH A VEHICLE’S SEVENTEEN-CHARACTER VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE DASHBOARD BY THE WINDSHIELD AND ON MOST VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE DOCUMENTS. IF YOU DO HAVE AN AIRBAG RECALL, CALL AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE REPAIR. PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND. DRIVERS OF ANY VEHICLE CAN CHECK FOR AIRBAG RECALLS AT CHECK-TO-PROTECT-DOT-ORG.

To see if your vehicle has an open airbag recall, visit CheckToProtect.org.

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