Chrysler Group to recall minivans to fix air bags

May 11, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KXMA-TV Dickinson

DaimlerChrysler is recalling its 2005 Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans to fix faulty air bags that may not deploy because of corrosion on the sensors. via KXMA-TV Dickinson

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TS Sehmbi

Windsor, Canada

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May 25, 2007
 
I have 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
I have safety concern for my Air bag fault
Air bag light was coming On / Off for few months and now Air bag Light stays ON all the time
Why that happened?
Am I Getting help from Chrysler to get this fixed or get rid of this van the way it is
I requested so many times already
j robinson

Bodenwerder, Germany

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May 30, 2007
 

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hey im in germany and i talked to my mother the other day and she has a 2002 dodge caravan sport. she told me that her passenger side air bag deployed but in didnt come out in went in and sucked her whole dash in. she didnt get hit all she was doin was driving to work and it did that. whats the deal? is there a recall for it and how is she going to get it fixed? is the car totalled?
BobC

New Britain, CT

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Jun 22, 2007
 
Same here, less than 93,000 miles. To early for a major cost item such as this.

Did you find anything out? I live in Connecticut, USA.
TS Sehmbi wrote:
I have 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
I have safety concern for my Air bag fault
Air bag light was coming On / Off for few months and now Air bag Light stays ON all the time
Why that happened?
Am I Getting help from Chrysler to get this fixed or get rid of this van the way it is
I requested so many times already
sylvia - canada

Moose Jaw, Canada

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Jul 21, 2007
 

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we recently had an incident with our 2005 caravan. The fuel light came on, we did not fill up right away decided we had time to fill up the next day. When we were parking the vehicle we backed up to straighten up, when the vehicle was put in forward, we lost control as it shot forward suddenly at a fast speed, jumped the sidewalk and we hit a cement step. Needless to say the tire blew, the rim is bent and the fender is crushed. The air bag did not deploy on impact, however the air bag light is on now. My question is, can we safely drive the van or can the air bags deploy?
Benny

United States

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Jul 21, 2007
 
I have an airbag problem for 23yrs. My only problem is it did not come with a warranty.
Dan Z

Albany, NY

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Jul 28, 2007
 
BobC wrote:
Same here, less than 93,000 miles. To early for a major cost item such as this.
Did you find anything out? I live in Connecticut, USA.
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Me too, anyone know if the dealers are going to fix this KNOWN safety issue?
kingston

AOL

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Aug 3, 2007
 
HAVING PROBLEM WITH A/C IN 2006 DODGE CARAVAN
ANYONE ELSE HAVE COMMENT THEY CANT FIND
WHY IT DOESNT WORK ANYONE HAVE COMMENT
ON THIS PROBLEM
Wendell

Indianapolis, IN

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Aug 3, 2007
 

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Did you try turning it on?
Jared

Circleville, OH

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Aug 8, 2007
 
I have an 05 town and country. I cant lift the back unless I have the key in the keyhole and have it turned. Why cant I just unlock the doors and lift it up without the key?
YOLEVEN1_YAHOO_C OM

Des Plaines, IL

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Aug 25, 2007
 
TS Sehmbi wrote:
I have 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
I have safety concern for my Air bag fault
Air bag light was coming On / Off for few months and now Air bag Light stays ON all the time
Why that happened?
Am I Getting help from Chrysler to get this fixed or get rid of this van the way it is
I requested so many times already
I HAVE SAME EXACT PROBLEM IN WISCONSIN
Alex Gosse

Salt Lake City, UT

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Aug 25, 2007
 
I have the same problem in SLC, Ut with my 2002 Caraven sport
Alex Gosse

Salt Lake City, UT

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Aug 25, 2007
 
My Air bag light also came on and off, but now it just stays on constantly on my 2002 Caravan Sport.
Diane

Dearborn Heights, MI

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Sep 5, 2007
 
I had the air bag light staying on problem with my 05 T&C. Usually just when it was really hot in the car. Didn't have the problem this summer. Maybe the three times I had it in to the dealer fixed it??? Has anyone heard more of the recall? I checked the Chrysler site for recalls and nothing showed up for my car. HMMMMM...
Ken

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Mar 30, 2008
 
I own a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.8 and the airbag light had been a problem for a year. Fist time in the shop they disconnected some wires under the car and then reconned them. I was told a bad connection. That fixed the problem for a few months. I took it into an independend repair place and the did not charge me for wiggling some wires under the stearing column, that fixed the problem for a day. None of this make sense to me and Dodge is no help. What a fine pain in the neck this is, a person would tend to think something could be repaired right the first time. After searching the web it appears the problem is widespread and there is no real answer to be found. This was my first and only dodge product. After two power steering hoses, a new fuel tank, air conditioner compressor, rear heater line rupture, three blower motor fuses, transmission cooler line leaks, and now a rough shifting transmission I am done with dodge. Dodge knows of some of the problems because they had recalls for several of the issues.
Telmark

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Apr 13, 2008
 
Have the dealer check the "clock spring" if the airbag light on your 2002 Caravan stays "on" and your horn and cruise control fail to operate.
bush

Pittsboro, IN

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Apr 15, 2008
 
Ken wrote:
I own a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.8 and the airbag light had been a problem for a year. Fist time in the shop they disconnected some wires under the car and then reconned them. I was told a bad connection. That fixed the problem for a few months. I took it into an independend repair place and the did not charge me for wiggling some wires under the stearing column, that fixed the problem for a day. None of this make sense to me and Dodge is no help. What a fine pain in the neck this is, a person would tend to think something could be repaired right the first time. After searching the web it appears the problem is widespread and there is no real answer to be found. This was my first and only dodge product. After two power steering hoses, a new fuel tank, air conditioner compressor, rear heater line rupture, three blower motor fuses, transmission cooler line leaks, and now a rough shifting transmission I am done with dodge. Dodge knows of some of the problems because they had recalls for several of the issues.
Check across minivans & jeeps of the same year,they all have they same ac problems! Ive bought my last chrysler\jeep!
bush

Pittsboro, IN

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Apr 15, 2008
 
Telmark wrote:
Have the dealer check the "clock spring" if the airbag light on your 2002 Caravan stays "on" and your horn and cruise control fail to operate.
I guess you dumb f--ks are not getting it ! why should the customers have to go through this bs! Why dont you recall the problem!.
jackie

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Apr 18, 2008
 
I live in California, not a snowy salt roaded city. The article said the recall only affected states with snow due to salt on the road. I am still concerned about the air bag issue for my 05 T&C. I live two miles from the beach. The air is salty and corrision issues with cars are common. Anyone think I should be worried about my air bags???
jackie
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Westmont, IL

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Jun 10, 2008
 
Wasn't cooling the van good enough, so I took it to the shop and they have never seen a two year old van, have a rear a/c evaporator unit go out, also need to replace all the extenstion valves.. VERY PRICEY! My warranty is over, due to,to many miles...
2006 Grand Caravan

Maysville, MO

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Jun 26, 2008
 
My air bag light has been staying on but occasionally it will go off then come back on I didnt think anything of it until 2 weeks ago we hit a very big deer smashing the whole front end completely in, The Air Bags did not deployee -nothing at all. Why dont my air bags work? I am very upset.

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