Dodge and Chrysler warn owners to stop driving these popular models after three deaths

Dodge and Chrysler’s parent company, Stellantis, has issued a driving stop order for owners of four models equipped with Takata airbags.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that three deaths have occurred in the past seven months in cars with faulty airbags that have not yet been replaced.

Stellantis said the warning applies to the Dodge Magnum, Challenger, Charger and the 2005-2010 Chrysler 300 sedan.

About 276,000 vehicles that have not yet been repaired are affected by the alert.

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The Dodge Magnum station wagon was originally equipped with Takata airbags.
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Stellantis said it has sent more than 210 million physical and digital messages to owners urging them to have airbags replaced.

Model owners can call 833-585-0144 or verify their vehicle identification numbers at mopar.com/recalls, checktoprotect.org Where nhtsa.gov/recalls to find out if their car is in danger.

The Dodge Challenger entered production in 2008.

The Dodge Challenger entered production in 2008.
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“The longer these particular vehicles go unrepaired, the greater the risk of an airbag rupture,” Stellantis said.

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At least 67 million airbag inflators have been recalled in the US auto industry, but millions still need to be repaired and at least 23 have been linked to fatalities in the US alone.

The Chrysler 300 is built on the same platform as the Dodge Magnum, Challenger and Charger.

The Chrysler 300 is built on the same platform as the Dodge Magnum, Challenger and Charger.
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In its announcement, the automaker offered its condolences to those affected by the fatal incidents.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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