Chrysler is recalling 1,449 of their Dodge Durango vehicles due to an air bag defect. The recall affects 2013 Dodge Durango’s manufactured from April 11, 2012 until July 20, 2012. Affected vehicles may have been built with an incorrect airbag occupant restraint control (ORC) module. The recall notice states that in event of a side impact, rearward of the second seat, the supplemental side air bag inflatable curtain may not deploy increasing the risk of catastrophic injuries.
The recall is scheduled to begin this month. If you have a 2013 Dodge Durango you may take it to a dealer for an inspection. If a dealer find your vehicle is affected they will perform necessary services to fix the defect free of charge. For more information you may contact Chrysler directly at 1-800-853-1403 and reference safety recall no. M25. You may also visit the NHTSA website and reference recall number 12V391000 for more information.
Side airbags are designed to protect passengers from injury in frequently occurring side impacts, and are most commonly deployed from the side of the seat itself to inflate between the door structures and the occupant. By doing this, airbag designers can minimize the potential for airbag-induced injuries while providing optimal occupant protection. Of course, there are also additional designs that involve the deployment of curtain style airbags that deploy from the roof rails downward to provide the same type of protection to vehicle occupants in side impacts. Such designs, for example, are now commonly used in minivans and SUVs to protect rear seated passengers.
In the event of a serious accident, you expect your side airbags and front air bags to deploy to protect you. Air bag failures can lead to serious injuries and even potentially death. If you or a loved one were injured because of an airbag defect, we can help. Air bag injuries can be serious and leave you with expensive medical bills. Air bag defect lawyers at the Strom Law Firm can help gain compensation for your injuries. Call us today or fill out a web form for a free consultation. 803.252.4800.