Chrysler Group LLC has confirmed that it will replace the airbag sensors of 355000 minivans under the the automaker’s “safety improvement campaign” starting from June 6 which plans to cover precisely 355,562 vehicles including Chrysler Town & Country and 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with 259,437 from the United States and 72,035 from Canada.
Although no complaints have been reported yet according to the officials from the company presently controlled by Fiat S.p.A, the problem was figured out when the company found that one of the airbag crash sensors could crack under some environmental conditions, allowing water to get inside it, eventually causing malfunction of the sensor.
Chrysler claims the campaign to be totally different from a recall since no accidents have come up due to airbag crash sensor problem as well as the vehicles still meet the crash standards set by the U.S. safety regulators.
Chrysler notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the decision in a document sent last week “If the front crash sensors become inoperative, the driver is immediately alerted by illumination of the airbag warning light,”. In addition to this Chrysler also said that “Until the vehicle is repaired, the airbags may not provide the enhanced protection in the event of a crash,”