Fiat Chrysler Recalls More Than 1.6 Million Vehicles To Fix Airbag Issues

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I'm no car mechanic, nor do I know anything about putting together vehicles together on a assembly line, but Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace front passenger airbag parts. 

The problem is the Takata inflators, which can explode with too much force on vehicle impact. The nationwide problem has already claimed 23 lives and hundreds injured.

Takata used the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the airbags. But the chemical can deteriorate over time due to high humidity and cycles from hot temperatures to cold. The most dangerous inflators are in areas of the South along the Gulf of Mexico that have high humidity.


Here's the recall list covering from 2010 through 2016: 

Jeep Wrangler SUV 

2010 Ram 3500 pickup and 4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks

2010 and 2011 Dodge Dakota pickup 

2010 through 2014 Dodge Challenger muscle car

2011 through 2015 Dodge Charger sedan

2010 through 2015 Chrysler 300 sedan

"Recall service is free, we have replacement parts and dealers are ready to help," Mark Chernoby, FCA's head of safety for North America, said in a statement.

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