By Renée Francoeur
March 15, 2017 – Transport Canada has announced an expansion on a previous recall from Chrysler on its 2007 Sprinter vehicles due to airbag deployment concerns.
On certain vehicles, the driver frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during deployment, Chrysler states. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury, it adds. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment.
Dealers will replace the front driver air bag module to correct this issue.
About 5448 units are thought to be affected, Transport Canada reports.
Originally published on April 25, 2016, the initial recall said about 5250 units were thought to be affected.