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Stellantis recalls more than 10,000 cars in Canada due to defective airbags


Stellantis has recalled more than 10,000 Dodge and Chrysler sedans in Canada due to defective airbags.

The company says about 10,285 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans between 2018 and 2021 have been recalled to replace their side airbag inflators, which can explode with too much force and throw metal fragments at drivers and passengers.

The automaker says moisture can enter the inflators due to a manufacturing defect and cause corrosion and cracking, while airbags can inflate even without a collision due to high temperatures in the cabin .

The company adds that it is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the airbag.

Stellantis says the defect is estimated in less than one percent of recalled vehicles, but has urged its consumers to respond to recall notices.

Worldwide, 318,000 Dodge and Chrysler vehicles are affected.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 22, 2024.

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