Chrysler reports two more vehicle safety recalls

According to two reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler Group LLC has issued two safety recalls due to side airbags that may deploy on the incorrect side, and the potential non-deployment of head restraints.

The airbag deploying on the incorrect side involves certain certain model year 2013 Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and RAM C/V Tradesman vehicles manufactured May 10, 2012 through June 7, 2013. A software error may result in the opposite side airbags deploying from the collision point (a left side impact would deploy the right side airbags and vice versa).

The recall on non-deployment of head restraints states:

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.

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