The New York Times is reporting that Chrysler has agreed to recall around 312,000 Minivans in the United States due to corrosion that’s affecting bearings in the airbag deployment system. It seems that the corrosion can get so bad that the airbags don’t deploy in an accident.
Chrysler didn’t want to recall the vehicles because they felt that there was “an adequate level of safety” but after a little pressure from the US Government Chrysler agreed to get the recall underway.
Vehicles subject to the recall are those that see use in states where large amounts of salt are spread on the roads during winter.
Mazda have also been hit with the recall bug. It seems that a fault has been found in the heated front seats of the 2010 Mazda CX-9 and in very cold weather they might actually burst into flames. (I guess you really can get too much of a good thing). Around 12,300 vehicles are subject to that recall.