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Chrysler recalling 2013 minivans over air bags

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler is recalling 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year because the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.

Side air bags are supposed to deploy on the side of the vehicle that’s involved in a crash. Chrysler says a software problem is causing its air bags to deploy on the opposing side of the vehicle.

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Affected models are the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, and Ram Cargo Van. The campaign involves 224,000 vehicles in the United States; 49,300 in Canada; 2,900 in Mexico, and 5,300 elsewhere.

Chrysler says it began investigating the issue after a customer complaint.

Chrysler will notify affected customers. Dealers will reprogram the software for free.

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