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Chrysler recalling 2013 Durangos

by Bill Cawthon on

Chrysler is recalling 1,661 MY 2013 Dodge Durangos to replace their occupant-restraint control modules. The group of seven-passenger vehicles were assembled with mislabeled modules designed for five-passenger vehicles, which could diminish side airbag function in some collisions.

The repair will be performed at no cost to affected customers.

Most of the affected vehicles are on dealer lots. Chrysler Group is unaware of any associated accidents or injuries.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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