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Tuesday, 31 May 2022 15:50

June is Airbag Recall Repair Month in Several U.S. States

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Millions of vehicles in the U.S.---across all makes and models---have unrepaired, recalled airbags. When exposed over time to heat and humidity, these recalled airbags can transform from life-saving devices to life-threatening ones---in a crash, they could rupture and cause injury or death.

To help keep drivers safe heading into the summer heat, Check To Protect, in partnership with local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealers, has designated June as Airbag Recall Repair Month in several states, including Texas, Michigan, Georgia and Arizona.

 

This campaign aims to encourage drivers of all vehicles to make safety a priority by taking immediate action to prevent serious injury and death. It's critical that every driver check their vehicle, as hot summer weather can increase the risk associated with defective recalled airbags.

 

This issue disproportionately impacts communities with a higher concentration of low-income vehicle owners. Research shows these communities are less likely to take action to get severe recalls, like the Takata airbag, fixed.

 

This inaction could be due to the communities' low level of recall awareness, lack of an existing relationship with dealers or limited availability for recall repairs due to work or family obligations. Moreover, drivers of older or used vehicles are harder to reach by conventional recall outreach measures and are less likely to know the recall status of their vehicles.

 

That's why Check to Protect is reminding drivers it is fast, free and easy to check for airbag recalls and get them repaired. Here's what drivers need to know:

 

  • Visit CheckToProtect.org and enter a license plate number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • A VIN is a 17-character ID found on your driver's side dashboard, the driver's side door and most vehicle registration or insurance documents.
  • Schedule a free repair appointment at a local dealership.
  • If you have an airbag recall, or any other safety recalls, follow the link to find your closest authorized dealership and schedule your repair. Recall repairs are always free at authorized dealerships, regardless of whether you're the registered owner of the affected vehicle.
  • Repairs can take as little as 30 minutes.
  • Many dealers provide complimentary transportation while vehicles are being repaired, and others have mobile repair service that bring the airbag repair service to a driver's home.
  • Residents of some states whose Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram vehicle has an unrepaired airbag recall are eligible for a $50 prepaid Mastercard if they get their airbag repaired during Airbag Recall Repair Month (June 1–30.)

 

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