ATTENTION CATERERS AND FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES: Almost half (46 percent) of Dodge Sprinter vans on the road today have an airbag recall that has yet to be repaired, according to manufacturer data. This is in comparison to about 1 in 4 vehicles across all makes and models that have open airbag recalls.
The Dodge Sprinter line are light cargo trucks, owned primarily by businesses across the U.S. like caterers, restaurant delivery services and even food trucks, put thousands of drivers and passengers at risk the longer they remain unrepaired. Nationwide, the number of unrepaired airbags remains highest in Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
When these faulty airbags deploy in the event of a crash, the Sprinter’s airbag inflator can break apart, sending shrapnel into the vehicle, causing serious injury or even death to the driver and passengers.
Dodge dealers have launched a national campaign to make free, convenient repairs accessible to vehicle owners, who often find it more difficult to commit to repairs during normal working hours. Dodge dealers will offer extended hours to enable Sprinter owners to set up appointments without impacting their businesses, and provide mobile repairs or alternative transportation in some cases.
Dodge Sprinter owners and all commercial vehicle owners can take three easy but critical steps to get their airbags repaired for free.
1. Locate your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).
Drivers should check the driver’s side dashboard or their registration and insurance documents.
2. Plug your VIN into recalls.mopar.com.
Drivers will know within seconds if they have a recall and can easily locate their closest local dealer.
3. Schedule a FREE repair appointment at your local dealership.
Dodge dealers have parts in stock and technicians on hand.
Don’t drive a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT® or Alfa Romeo vehicle but need recall information? Visit the NHTSA website