Florida Safety Alert: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Designate May ‘Airbag Recall Repair Month’

More Than 1.3 Million Vehicles in Florida Are Affected
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Chris Freeman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

(Auburn Hills, MI, Wednesday, May 23, 2018) – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 1.3 million vehicles in Florida, including [150,000 in Orlando/175,000 in Tampa/450,000 in Miami], remain on the road with unrepaired recalled airbags.  The airbags in these vehicles are at an increased risk of exploding in hot, humid climates like we have here in Florida.

As summer unofficially kicks off this weekend, local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Truck dealers are hosting Airbag Recall Repair Month. They are urging drivers of all makes and models to check their vehicles for open recalls and immediately contact their local authorized dealer for free repairs.

The airbag recall affects many makes and models built from 2003 to 2013 by most auto makers.

Chris Freeman from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, explains the urgency of these airbag recalls in Florida.

SOUNDBITE #1:

CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP AND RAM DEALERS ARE URGING CUSTOMERS TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO REPLACE THESE RECALLED AIRBAGS.  DON’T WAIT FOR A MINOR FENDER BENDER TO BECOME DEADLY.  RECALLED AIRBAGS WILL BE REPLACED FOR FREE BY ANY AUTHORIZED DEALER, NO MATTER HOW OLD YOUR VEHICLE IS. THE REPAIR IS REALLY QUICK, DEALERS ARE ABLE TO HELP WITH TRANSPORTATION. GIVE US A CALL TODAY.

SOUNDBITE #2:

THE AIRBAG INFLATORS, WHICH WERE INSTALLED IN VEHICLES BY MANY AUTOMAKERS DURING A TEN-YEAR PERIOD, ARE AT RISK OF EXPLODING WHEN THEY DEPLOY IN A CRASH. THIS RISK IS HIGHER IN HOT, HUMID CLIMATES LIKE HERE IN FLORIDA.  WE ARE URGING ALL DRIVERS TO VISIT CHECK TO PROTECT DOT ORG TO FIND OUT IF THEIR VEHICLES ARE AFFECTED – AND THEN TO CONTACT A LOCAL AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE A FREE REPAIR TODAY.

To see if your vehicle has an open airbag recall, visit CheckToProtect.org.

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