Chrysler Group is expanding a regional field action with a recall to replace front passenger-side air bag inflators in an estimated 208,783 older-model vehicles originally purchased or ever registered in 7 states and 5 U.S. territories.
The vehicles are equipped with front passenger-side air bag inflators from a product family code-named "PSPI."
The company says it is not aware of any injuries or accidents involving PSPI inflators of the type covered by this campaign, nor has its investigation identified a defect in these components.
Further, it says, laboratory tests on nearly 600 such inflators did not result in any failures.
The inflators affected by this campaign differ in design and construction from PSPI inflators used by other auto makers.
Affected by this recall are the following vehicles, provided they were purchased, ever registered or still registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands:
- 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
- 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
- 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
- 2004-2005 Dodge Durango
- 2005 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8
- 2005 Dodge Magnum
- 2005 Dodge Dakota Pickup
Affected customers will be notified beginning Feb. 8. Service will be performed free of charge.
This recall covers an estimated 69,668 vehicles also affected by the initial regional field action. The additional 5 states and 3 territories accounts for an incremental gain of approximately 139,115 vehicles.
The regional field action, which remains under way, affects 371,309 older-model vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
A third similar action also is continuing, with Chrysler replacing passenger-side air bag inflators from a product-family code-named "SPI," in an estimated 149,150 model-year 2003 pickup trucks registered, ever registered or originally purchased in 7 states and 5 U.S. territories.
The third action covers 39,409 vehicles also affected by the initial regional field action. Affected customers will be notified beginning Jan. 19.