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Chrysler expands recall for Takata air bags

A Chrysler assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.
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A Chrysler assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

Chrysler on Wednesday recalled 149,150 pickup trucks over concerns about the air bag inflators. The older-model vehicles include several models of 2003 Ram trucks.

There has been no injuries or accidents reported in the affected Chrysler vehicles, however these inflators have been linked to two failures in vehicles produced by other auto makers.

Chrysler had no documentation of these air-bag modules failing laboratory testing. The pickups are one of nine vehicles subject to recall in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. These areas are noted for persistent high humidity and temperatures which could have adversely affected the component's performance.

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The new action undertaken by Chrysler will also cover pickups sold or registered in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the US territories of Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa.

Customers who have questions in the interim may call 1-800-853-1403.

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