A recall of 299,718 vehicles was issued recently by Chrysler for an air bag defect. The recall includes certain Chrysler Grand Voyager and Town and Country vehicles as well as Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles. All vehicles included in the recall are from the 2008 model year and were manufactured between June of 2007 and July of 2008.
According to the recall notice, the affected vehicles have the potential for air bag deployment without warning, due to an air conditioning and heating (HVAC) condensate leak from the HVAC drain grommet onto the occupant restraint control (ORC). Should inadvertent air bag deployment occur, it could result in occupants in the front of the vehicle sustaining serious injury, in addition to increasing the risk of an accident.
Chrysler has indicated that the air bag modules in the affected vehicles will be replaced free of charge. Consumers can expect to be notified sometime during August. To learn more, consumers can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 and reference recall number L01. The Vehicle Safety Hotline, part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), can also be contacted for more information at 1-888-327-4236.
Anytime a vehicle has a defect that reduces its use, value, or safety, a consumer may wonder what can be done to remedy their situation. A consultation with a lemon law attorney in California may help them conclude whether or not they are eligible for a replacement vehicle or a refund of their money under the California lemon law. Contact attorney Howard D. Silver to learn more about the rights granted to you under this law. Call (855) 341-2611 today.