Fiat Chrysler Issues “Do Not Drive” Warning
The automaker reports more fatalities and injuries by exploding Takata airbags
Fiat Chrysler issued a “Do Not Drive” warning for roughly 276,000 in the model year 2005-2010 Dodge Magnums, Chargers, and Challengers, as well as MY 2005-2010 Chrysler 300s. The warning comes after two people died in separate crashes involving 2010 Dodge Chargers where the Takata driver’s side airbags exploded.
Additionally, NHTSA is aware of several other suspected inflator ruptures in vehicles from other automakers, potentially due to exploding Takata airbags.
NHTSA is urging ALL vehicle owners to immediately check to see if their vehicle has an open Takata airbag recall. If it does, owners need to contact their dealership to schedule a FREE repair as soon as possible and follow any warnings from the vehicle manufacturer. Dealerships will work with vehicle owners to arrange ways to get the vehicles in for repair.
Important Hyundai Recall for Fire Risk
Owners should park their vehicles outside until they are repaired.
Hyundai has issued a new recall for certain MY 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles due to a risk of fire and strongly urges owners of these vehicles to park their cars outside and away from homes and other structures until their vehicles have been repaired. The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) module could malfunction and cause an electrical short, resulting in an engine compartment fire while parked or driving. This new recall is in addition to the 2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles recalled earlier this year for the same safety defect. To date, four fires in the United States have been associated with this defect, but no injuries.