Chrysler Group to Recall Minivans to Fix Air Bags

WASHINGTON (AP) - DaimlerChrysler says it will recall hundreds of thousands of minivans because corrosion might cause air bags to fail to deploy.

The recall involves 2005 Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans sold or registered in states like Michigan that use large amounts of road salt.

About 270-thousand vehicles are covered by the recall campaign. Another 133-thousand with extended warranties are also included.

Chrysler says in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that brass brushings on the sensors could corrode
and crack on the front air bags. That could allow water to enter the sensor and cause failure.

Under the conditions, the air bag warning light would illuminate.

Owners can call DaimlerChrysler at (800) 853-1403.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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