DaimlerChrysler is recalling 2005 Dodge Caravans and Chrysler Town & Country Minivans. Chrysler will fix all defective air bags that may not deploy due to corrosion on the sensors. More than 400,000 vehicles are affected by the auto recall.
The recall affects vehicles sold and registered in states that use large amounts of road salt. This is yet another widely criticized regional recall.
Approximately 270,000 of the vehicles are covered by the recall campaign while the other 133,000 have extended warranties, Chrysler said.
Chrysler informed the National Highway Safety Administration that brass brushings on the sensors could potentially corrode and crack on the front air bags, allowing water to enter the sensor.