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Chrysler recalls 2009 Dodge Journey for airbag risk

Chrysler has announced a recall for about 65,000 2009 Dodge Journey crossovers over a wiring issue in the front doors that could lead to the side impact airbags not opening in the event of an accident.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 65,180 2009 Dodge Journeys recalled have a front door wiring harness that can wear and break over time. Contained in this harness are the wires that connect to the side-impact sensors and when those wires are disconnected, the side-impact airbags are likely not to open in the case of being hit on the side – greatly increasing the chance of an injury during an accident. The good news is that should the wiring harness fail, the airbag light in the driver’s information center will come on so this is not a problem that comes without warning.

There have been no reports of any injuries or wiring fires stemming from this broken harness and if you own one of the recalled 2009 Dodge Journey crossovers with an airbag light lit on the dash, you should make an appointment with your dealership to have it checked out. If you own one of these vehicles and there is no airbag indicator light on the cluster, then you can expect a letter from Chrysler early next month inviting you to stop by your local dealership where they will replace the door wiring harnesses for both front doors.


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Comments

Airbag light has come on in the control panel
Air bag light is on....what do we need to do to be safe??
Have been in two accidents and air bags did not deploy.
I have a 2009 Dodge Journey and the airbag warning light has come on in the control panel and will not turn off. This started yesterday and today is Dec 1st, 2015. Is there a recall on this vehicle model. Thank you for any help.
having the same problem 29 dec 2015 it started yesterday and today
I have a 2009 Dodge Journey and the airbag warning light has come on in the control panel and will not turn off. This started a around the first of Dec. 2015. Is there a recall on this vehicle model. Thank you for any help. -
I have a 2009 Dodge Journey. and the airbag warning light came on when you driving or turn the wheel. With light on, the horn, speed control system and/or steering wheel mounted radio control all works. Is this issue from the front door wiring harnesses? Thank you for any help. -
I have a 2010 Dodge Journey and the airbag warning light turns on upon starting and while driving. How do I know it is due to this recall?