Chrysler Recalls Air Bags for More Than 3 Million Vehicles

(Los Angeles Times/TNS) -

Chrysler will replace defective air-bag inflators in about 3 million vehicles, the latest massive recall stemming from faulty air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.

The recall affects a number of older Chrysler models, including the Dodge Ram, Dodge Durango, Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Charger, according to a company statement.

The recall affects 2.8 million vehicles in the United States, nearly 300,000 in Canada and roughly 65,000 in Mexico, according to the statement.

In October, a federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accused Takata Corp. of building millions of shoddy air-bag inflators in a cost-cutting measure.

The suspect air bags were installed in vehicles made by Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and BMW — with Hondas making up the bulk of the list — in various model years ranging from 2000 to 2008.

Vehicle owners can find out whether their car has been recalled by entering their VIN at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.