Chrysler Recalls 4.3 Million Vehicles with Takata Airbags

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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.

Takata's metal inflators are at risk of exploding because they don't contain a drying agent called desiccate. Without it, the ammonium nitrate inside the inflator can become unstable when exposed to heat and humidity over time. If the inflator explodes, it sends metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin and sometimes injures or even kills the people inside

This is the largest recall in US history with 70 million affected cars. With that said, parts are scarce and FCA doesn’t have enough to fix their vehicles. Owners should get an initial recall notice in the mail, and then another when parts become available.

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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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