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Chrysler Expands Airbag Recall, Acura RLX has Headlight Issue

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/12/2014 Jason Udy

Earlier this month, Chrysler recalled nearly 150,000 Ram pickups for faulty airbag inflators. Now, the automaker is expanding the recall to include almost 209,000 more pickups, SUVs, and passenger cars. The expansion covers vehicles sold or registered in seven U.S. states and five U.S. territories. The earlier recall affected vehicles from Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Meanwhile, Honda is recalling certain 2014-2015 Acura RLX sedans for an issue with the headlight assemblies. The recall comes just one day after the automaker issued an unrelated stop-sale on certain 2015 TLX models with the nine-speed transmission due to rollaway concerns.

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Chrysler Airbag Recall Expansion

The Problem: Although the automaker had not identified a defect and says no injuries or accidents have been linked to any of its vehicles, the automaker is recalling certain models “out of an abundance of caution” due to issues with Takata-sourced airbags in other automaker’s vehicles. Those vehicles are being recalled for a potential issue with the passenger-side airbag inflator, which can rupture and spray shrapnel possibly leading to injury or death. So far more than 17 million vehicles worldwide have been recalled for the defect. Five deaths and hundreds of injuries have been linked to Takata airbags.

The Fix: At the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automaker will begin to notify owners of potentially affected vehicles around February 8, 2015 to bring their vehicles to a dealer to have a corrective service preformed. Owners can contact the automaker about the issue at 1-800-853-1403.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall affects approximately 208,783 older-model vehicles sold or 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. The vehicles were built with front passenger-side airbag inflators with a product family code of PSPI and include 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, and 2005 Dodge Dakota Pickup models.

2014-2015 Acura RLX

The Problem: The reflective film inside the headlight assembly could delaminate. If that were to happen, the vehicle may no longer meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108.

The Fix: Beginning early February 2015, Acura will notify owners to take their potentially affected vehicles to the dealer to have both headlight assemblies replaced. The automaker is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the issue. Owners can contact the automaker at 1-800-382-2238 and selecting option 4 or at recalls.acura.com.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Approximately 9700 2014-2015 Acura RLX sedans are included in the recall.

Source: Chrysler, Acura

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