FCA and Toyota will recall 1.4 and 1.3 million cars due to the explosion of airbags

FCA and Toyota will recall 1.4 and 1.3 million cars due to the explosion of airbags

January 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Chrysler cars fall under the recall campaign. The bankrupt company Takata again caused large expenses for the re-equipment of cars.

Two concerns Toyota and FCA announced the launch of large-scale recall campaigns in one day, which will affect about 2.9 million cars (1.3 and 1.4 million, respectively). The reason for the recall was the possibility of spontaneous activation of the airbag from the company Takata. Thus, a company that went bankrupt in 2013 continues the wave of refitting cars.

In the case of FCA, the recall affects 1.4 million cars produced between 2010 and 2016. Recalled cars: Ram 3500/4500/5500, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 and Jeep Wrangler. In addition to these cars, 88,830 others will be recalled in Canada, 12,821 in Mexico and 118,084 in other countries.

 Toyota recalls models: 4Runner, Corolla, Matrix, Sienna, Scion XB, Lexus ES, Lexus GX, Lexus IS and Lexus IS-F.

 Over time, due to the long-term effects of temperature changes and high humidity, the reagent in the igniter decomposes and may spontaneously explode, firing sharp metal fragments at the driver or passenger.

All work on the replacement of airbags will be carried out exclusively by the automakers.

At the same time, Ford announced a large-scale revocable campaign for almost 1 million cars. To be more precise, 953,000 vehicles worldwide will be subject to recall.