FCA US is recalling 209,135 Dodge Grand Caravans in the 2011 and 2012 model years because the driver’s frontal air bag in these minivans may unexpectedly deploy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The problem can occur if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits. “Unexpected deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag increases the risk of a crash or driver injury,” NHTSA warned on its website.
Dodge dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel and replace it if necessary. A protective cover will also be installed. These repairs will be made free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin July 28. Vehicle owners can reach FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) customer service at (800) 853-1403. The automaker’s number for this recall is T33.