Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chrysler recalls 120,000 vehicles for airbag problems

Chrysler recalls 120,000 vehicles for airbag problems
Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau - 4 days

Chrysler is due to problems with the airbag warning lights that trigger without apparent reason, models recalled 120,000 of the full-size.

It is the latest in a series of industry-wide security-related issues in connection with faulty wiring, which increasingly reflect the complexity of today's high-tech cars. In some cases, the problems were a mere inconvenience, but in other cases, the problems can fire and intervention of braking systems, which leads without apparent reason, cause serious problems, such as vehicle trigger a potential loss of vehicle control.

The new Chrysler recall includes 119.500 his Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans and Dodge Challenger muscle Coupe. Must trigger the airbag warning lights apparently baseless and does not mean that she are disabled.

The manufacturer said it was advised of the problem but customer complaints, adding that there were no reports of injuries or accidents. It raises faulty wiring for the problem.

The recall extends between April to December 2011, some marketed as 2011 models, vehicles produced during the model year 2012

Owner of the problem starting this month will be notified and repairs be carried out free of charge. The manufacturer plans to reimburse owner previously used for warning light repairs have paid.

The 2013 version of the Dodge Challenger was subject to a separate wiring-related recall that less than a month ago announced. In this case, improper wiring can overheat and cause a fire. The producers went so far as to warn owners park their vehicles until repairs could be made.

At about the same time Honda announced a short circuit in a control unit stability to cause as many as 250,000 different vehicles, their brakes too short that could run without the involvement of the driver.

Meanwhile, shorting Toyota, began the year with a reminder at 752.000 vehicles, this could be the airbags on some models Corolla and Matrrix as well as inadvertently providing pre-tensioners by front seat could cause. The Japanese giant recalled several million products through a faulty drivers side window switch which can cause fires, the smoke or even vehicle last year.

Industry analysts note that today's cars of high-tech systems, the rival - and exceed in the rule - the complexity of the modern consumer electronic devices become. Where problems with a defective circuit board on a Smartphone or an audio system is a disadvantage or lead the customer the device to a memory swap out the major risks in the face of defective vehicle control loops is reminiscent to a steady increase in the related.

Apparently in contrast, problems with conventional mechanical defects, such as E.g. engine, on the decline according to a study by J.D. power and associates.

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