Wiring on affected minivans may short circuit, resulting in the driver-side airbag deploying without warning. The problem has been linked to at least eight minor injuries, Fiat-Chrysler said.

The recall will begin in July and includes 209,000 minivans in the U.S. and nearly 88,000 in Canada. Dealers will replace the wiring and add protective covering on affected vehicles.

More than a dozen automakers have recalled nearly 30 million vehicles in recent years over airbag problems linked to inflators manufactured by Takata Corp.

By 2019, it has been estimated that automakers will have recalled up to 70 million airbags that can rupture and emit deadly metal fragments.

The new Dodge Grand Caravan recall is not linked to Takata, Fiat-Chrysler said.

Source: Fortune

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