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author photo by Cliff Turner August 2011

Chrysler announced a recall today for 299,718 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country models. The minivans have a faulty Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module. The faulty OCR modules may have been exposed to moisture, which could cause the airbag warning light to illuminate. There is also a possibility that the airbags can deploy as a result of the ORC defect.

This is the second related recall for the same models, the first taking place in January 2011. In January, Chrysler engineers determined the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) drain grommet should be replaced because it could potentially leak water onto the ORC circuit board. Because the ORC circuit boards were exposed to moisture, they may have delaminated. The delaminating of the ORC circuit board could cause the circuits to become disrupted and inadvertently deploy the airbag system.

Thankfully, Chrysler is unaware of any accidents or injuries that have occurred as a result of this malfunction. Chrysler still recommends that owners get their vehicle serviced immediately to prevent any misfortunes from occurring. "Despite the lack of field reports, we believe it is in the best interest of our customers to replace these modules to ensure the proper functionality of the minivan's advanced safety system," said David Dillon, Head of Product Investigations and Campaigns.

Most of the affected vehicles were sold in the United States, but over 50,000 were sold in Canada, 3,500 in Mexico, and 13,000 exported outside of North America. Chrysler will begin notifying owners of the defects in September, and begin scheduling repair appointments. Chrysler will replace the ORC unit at no cost to the owners.

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