Chrysler reports issues with crash sensors in over 355,000 minivans

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Chrysler launches a safety campaign to replace crash sensors.

Product liability attorneys alert- Chrysler launches safety campaign among minivans to fix crash sensors.

Detroit, MI—Over 355,000 Chrysler minivans are a part of a “safety improvement campaign” to replace crash sensors, which help to control the air bags of the vans. Chrysler Group LLC are urging owners to bring their vans to Chrysler dealerships in the next few months to have the sensor problem rectified, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Chrysler reported that the crash sensors could crack and fail within the 2005 and 2006 Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan models. The front crash sensors can reportedly crack in some weather-related conditions, which will cause water to seep in. The sensors help aid the air-bag control computer in deciding the speed and manner in deploying the airbags; they are not the main airbag control sensor.

The automaker said that this announcement is not a recall, but instead a “safety improvement campaign.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering Chryslers announcement as a recall, and will be overseeing repairs to ensure that they are completed. Owners are being asked to wait until June to bring in heir vehicles, because Chrysler still needs additional time to distribute the repair parts for the sensors. Chrysler claimed they were unaware of any reports, complaints, injuries or property damage due to the sensor issue.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.