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Dodge, Chrysler, Tesla facing recalls over airbags

As of November 4, 2022, older Dodge and Chrysler vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2010 are subject to a Takata airbag recall. The problem occurs when they deploy and send shrapnel inside the car because a metal canister inside fails.

However, Chrysler and Dodge strongly advise against operating these vehicles. Owners of 2005–2010 Dodge Magnum, Charger, Challenger, and Chrysler 300 vehicles are being told this by Fiat Chrysler.

More than a quarter million vehicles, according to FCA, have faulty airbags. Driving them may have been safe for you for ten to fifteen years, but it does not mean it is not still risky. According to FCA, airbag explosions have killed over 30 people internationally.

However, Tesla is also recalling around 30,000 Model X vehicles due to airbag problems. The problem suggests that the front passenger airbag could not deploy properly. This indicates that a young front-seat passenger who is not buckled up or is positioned improperly is more at risk of injury at specific low crash speeds.

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Tesla is not aware of any fatalities related to the recall as of current reports. The business informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that they intended to contact the owners via an over-the-air software update.

This recall follows the recent recalls issued earlier this month involving the 40,000 Model S and Model X vehicles that run the danger of losing power steering assistance when traveling over difficult terrain or running into a pothole.


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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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