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  1. Chrysler Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags

    The propellent Takata used is exploding with such force that it's ripping the inflators into tiny metal fragments and shooting them in the direction of vehicle occupants. To make matters worse, the inflators are exploding in low-speed accid…

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    Is that a light at the end of the Takata recall tunnel?

    Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says they’ve entered the _ fourth and final stage_ by recalling 1.6 million passenger-side inflators. The bulk of the vehicles are in the US and include the 2010-2015 Chrysler 300.

    FCA has replaced nearly 4 million inflators in a series of recalls dating back to 2014. The defective part if responsible for at least 23 deaths and 300 injuries.

    This post originally appeared on DodgeProblems.com

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    Takata is like a nightmare we just can’t wake up from.

    Did you know it’s been almost five years since the first recall? Anyone else ever think we’d be staring down the barrel of yet another recall expansion which I might shorten to YARE form now on. Fun fact: YARE is very similar to the screaming noise I make each time I hear the word Takata now.

    Chrysler is recalling 317,000 vehicles, including the Chrysler 300. That’s a pretty small piece of the 3.3 million vehicle recall pie that’s happening across the entire industry right now. David Woods of CarComplaints.com has the full breakdown of which model years and in what zones.…

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    Three fatalities. Five injuries. One massive recall for Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.

    The automaker says it opened an investigation in April 2015 after 10 crashes were reported, and after months of research, engineers determined the occupant restraint control modules may short-circuit and prevent the frontal airbags-and-seat-belts, seat belt pre-tensioners and side air bags from deploying in a crash.

    At the time the recall was announced, FCA didn't have a solution or a date when the it'd begin. There's a full list of the 1.9 million recalled vehicles on CarComplaints.com, and those looking for more info can call FCA at 800-853-1403. Give them recall number S61.

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    Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) will stop using any Takata airbag that doesn't use a drying agent.

    _The automaker says within the next week it will stop manufacturing vehicles in North America with airbag inflators that don't contain the drying agent. The entire process will be stopped worldwide by mid-September.

    Chrysler says most airbag inflators in FCA vehicles have propellants other than unprotected ammonium nitrate, while other inflators do contain ammonium nitrate, but those inflators are equipped with the desiccate.

    "I didn't see this coming," said no-one, ever.

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    Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) recently recalled a whopping 4.3 million vehicles because of their dangerous Takata airbag inflators.

    This includes Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and even a few Mitsubishi trucks.

    This latest round of recalls has been split into what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling "zones" across the country. See the full list of recalled vehicles.…

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    The occupant classification system (OCS) in some Chrysler 200's might not be able to, well ... classify occupants.

    During a previous OCS recall, some Chrysler 200's had the passenger-side module replaced. Others had new seat foam above the module installed. Unfortunately, if you don't replace both at the same time then the whole system's calibration could be off.

    That's bad news for you (but worse news for your passengers.)