Dec. 20, 2022— Chrysler-parent Stellantis is under fire from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following a fifth Takata air bag inflator crash death.
U.S. auto safety regulators have issued an urgent call for owners to get their devices repaired, echoing Stellantis’ November call to its owners of 276,000 older U.S. vehicles.
According to Reuters, more than 67 million Takata air bag inflators have been recalled in the United States in the last 10 years with more than 100 million worldwide making it the largest auto safety recall in history.
The latest death was in a 2010 Chrysler 300, one of three Stellantis deaths in seven months. Chrysler’s "Do Not Drive" affects Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Challenger and Charger from the model years 2005 through 2010.