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Fiat Chrysler recalling 297,000 vehicles for inadvertent air bag deployments

  • Fiat Chrysler is recalling 297,000 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.
  • The 2011-2012 model year is linked to 13 minor injuries.
  • The recall is due to a wiring problem that can lead to inadvertent air bag deployments.
Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles move down the production line at Chrysler's assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 18, 2011.
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Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles move down the production line at Chrysler's assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 18, 2011.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 297,000 older minivans in North America because of a wiring problem that can lead to inadvertent air bag deployments, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

The recall of 2011-2012 model year Dodge Grand Caravan minivans is linked to 13 minor injuries, the automaker said. Wiring may short circuit that can result in the driver side air bag deploying without warning.

The recall will begin in late July and includes 209,000 vehicles in the United States and nearly 88,000 vehicles in Canada. Dealers will replace the wiring if needed and add protective covering.