FCA recalls Dodge Challenger to tighten airbag bolts
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a small-batch recall for the 2015 Dodge Challenger.
Coupes built during a three-day period at the end of March may have left the production facility with improper mounting of the driver-side curtain airbag. The missing bolt may alter the airbag’s deployment, increasing the risk of occupant injury in a rollover or side-impact crash.
The problem has been blamed on a single worker at the Challenger factory. Due to insufficient training, the worker was not made aware of the airbag mounting differences between the Challenger and the Charger and Chrysler 300. The team leader also failed to audit the worker until after 72 defective units had completed the production process.
Most of the defective Challengers are likely to be in dealer inventory, rather than in customer garages. The 2015 model year was recalled last year to fix a manufacturing deficiency with the instrument cluster.