Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 4,322,870 vehicles in three zones.
The first is is "Zone A" and includes model year 2004-2008 RAM 1500; 2005-2009 RAM 2500; 2006-2009 RAM 3500; 2007-2010 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis; 2008-2010 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis; 2008-2009 Sterling 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis; 2004-2009 Dodge Durango; 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen; 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler; 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger; 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum; 2005-2012 Chrysler 300; 2006-2012 Dodge Charger; 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota; and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Chrysler is also recalling 2004-2008 RAM 1500; 2005-2009 RAM 2500; 2006-2009 RAM 3500; 2007-2009 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis; 2008-2009 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis; 2008-2009 Sterling 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis; 2004-2009 Dodge Durango; 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen; 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler; 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger; 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum; 2005-2009 Chrysler 300; 2006-2009 Dodge Charger; 2005-2009 Dodge Dakota; and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Delaware, Washington D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, or "Zone B."
Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Chrysler is recalling 2005-2008 RAM 2500; 2006-2008 RAM 3500; 2007-2008 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis; 2008 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis; 2008 Sterling 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis; 2004-2008 Dodge Durango; 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen; 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler; 2008 Dodge Challenger; 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum; 2005-2008 Chrysler 300; 2006-2008 Dodge Charger; 2005-2008 Dodge Dakota; and 2006-2008 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, or “Zone C.”
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
What to do
Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Sterling and Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their respective companies. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43.