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Exploding Takata Air Bag Kills Another - Do Not Drive 2005 - 2010 Dodge Magnums, Chargers, and Challengers, 2005-2010 Chrysler 300s

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed another Takata rupture fatality, bringing the total of number of Takata fatalities confirmed this year to five. It is imperative that ALL vehicle owners check now for open Takata recalls, and get the repair done as soon as possible if their vehicle is under recall.

NHTSA has confirmed that one person died in a recent crash in a 2010 Chrysler 300 where the Takata driver’s side air bag inflator ruptured. This brings the total of Takata fatalities to 24, and the third confirmed this year in a Fiat Chrysler sedan.

In November, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a “Do Not Drive” warning for roughly 276,000 model year 2005-2010 Dodge Magnums, Chargers and Challengers, as well as Model Year 2005-2010 Chrysler 300s. The warning, at the time, came after two people died in separate crashes involving 2010 Dodge Chargers where the Takata driver’s side air bags exploded.

“This holiday season, don’t let yourself or someone you love be at risk of dying or being seriously injured because of a defective, recalled Takata air bag. These repairs are absolutely free and could save your life,” said NHTSA Acting Administrator Ann Carlson. “Air bag ruptures have also cost people their eyesight and left them with disfiguring facial injuries. The older a defective air bag inflator gets, the more dangerous it becomes. So please, get your air bag replaced now for your sake, and for the sake of those who love you.” 

NHTSA is urging ALL vehicle owners to immediately check to see if their vehicle has an open Takata air bag recall. If it does, owners need to contact their dealership to schedule a FREE repair as soon as possible and follow any warnings from the vehicle manufacturer

Even minor crashes can result in exploding Takata air bags that can kill or produce life-altering, gruesome injuries. Older model year vehicles put their occupants at higher risk, as the age of the air bag is one of the contributing factors.

Vehicle owners who prefer talking to the manufacturer directly can call the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Takata Call Center at 833-585-0144 or go to their website.

For Takata information for specific vehicle manufacturers, please click here. For more information from NHTSA on the Takata air bag safety recall, please click here.

How to Check for Recalls

  • Use NHTSA’s Recalls Lookup Tool to check your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for any open safety recalls, including the urgent Takata recall.
  • Download our SaferCar app and let it check automatically for you. 
  • If your vehicle does have a safety recall, call your automaker’s local dealer to schedule the free recall repair. 
  • Sign up at to be notified by email if your vehicle is affected by a future recall. 

If you think your vehicle may have a safety defect that isn’t part of a current recall, contact NHTSA. Contact NHTSA online or by calling the agency’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, visit


In 2015 and 2016, Takata Corporation advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that a significant number of its driver and passenger airbag inflators are defective. Certain FCA US LLC vehicles have been affected. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealers will replace defective and recalled airbags free of charge. Learn more about the Takata airbag inflator recalls below.

Unrepaired recalled airbags could rupture, in the event of a crash, and launch sharp metal fragments inside your vehicle.

The risk of airbag inflator explosion continues to increase over time.

Parts are available and repairs are free of charge (parts and labor).

Customer care agents are waiting for your call at 833-585-0144. They will connect you with local dealers for your free repair.

A Stop-Drive advisory has been issued for 2005-2010 Dodge Magnum station wagons, Dodge Challenger coupes, and Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans, with an unrepaired recalled Takata driver-side airbag.

All owners or custodians of a vehicle with an open airbag recall should take immediate action to get theirs repaired.

Call us at 833-585-0144 to discuss the best options for your immediate free repair.

You can also contact your local dealer directly to schedule your free repair.

If you are unsure whether your vehicle has an open airbag recall, check your VIN.

What Vehicles Are Impacted?

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram has issued 10 different recall campaigns, starting in 2015, to address these defective airbags. Below are the vehicles impacted by an active airbag inflator recall campaign.


The vehicles listed below are included in an active FCA US airbag inflator campaign:

2007-2008 Chrysler Crossfire
2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen
2005-2015 Chrysler 300


The vehicles listed below are included in an active FCA US airbag inflator campaign:

2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter
2008-2014 Dodge Challenger
2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
2004-2009 Dodge Durango
2006-2015 Dodge Charger


The vehicles listed below are included in an active FCA US airbag inflator campaign:

2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler


The vehicles listed below are included in an active FCA US airbag inflator campaign:

2008-2010 Ram 4500/5500
2006-2010 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
2006-2009 Ram 3500
2005 Ram 2500/3500
2006-2009 Ram 1500/2500
2003-2004 Ram 1500/2500/3500
2005-2008 Ram 1500

What is a Stop-Drive Advisory?

FCA US LLC urgently warns U.S.-market owners or custodians of model-year 2005-2010 Dodge Magnum station wagons, Dodge Challenger coupes, and Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans who have not yet addressed Takata driver-side airbag recalls to immediately stop driving their vehicles. The longer these particular vehicles remain unrepaired, the greater the risk of an airbag rupture, in event of a crash. Recalled airbag repairs are always free through dealers and their certified repair partners. Vehicle owners and custodians are encouraged to call 833-585-0144 – or contact their preferred dealer – to get connected to free repair options.

Chrysler and Dodge have issued a Stop-Drive advisory for the following vehicles with an unrepaired driver-side airbag recall:

2005-2010 Chrysler 300
2005-2010 Dodge Charger
2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
2008-2010 Dodge Challenger


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