FCA recalling a million 2007-11 SUVs, minivans
FCA is recalling roughly one million 2008-2010 minivans and 2007-2011 Dodge Nitros, starting next month, because clips and steering-wheel logos could come loose and “act as projectiles” when the airbag deploys. There have been at least 14 possibly related injuries, all affecting the drivers.
The type of clip used in these cars is not in newer models; they could loosen and disengage over time. They seem to have been used to hold Dodge and Chrysler logos onto the center of the steering wheel.
Clark Westfield grew up fixing up and driving past-their-prime American cars, including various GM and Mopar V8s. He has ghostwritten auto news for the last few years, and lives in Farmingdale, New York.