Fiat-Chrysler airbag recall campaign hits Orlando market

30,000 faulty inflators on Central Florida's FCA recall list

By Mike Holfeld - Investigative Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - Fiat-Chrysler’s “Airbag Recall Repair Week” ended Dec. 17, with a mission to connect to thousands of vehicle owners who still have not responded to recall alerts for Takata airbag inflators.

Fiat Chrysler spokesperson Kristin Kreibich told News 6 that the auto company’s recall campaign is all about saving lives.

“There’s nothing out there on this scale," Krebich told News 6,. “Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, dealers are stocked with parts to replace all of the defective airbags.”

As of Wednesday night, the Orlando area alone has an estimated 29,350 FCA vehicles with open Takata recalls.

In Tampa, an estimated 150,000 vehicles are still on the airbag recall list.

The airbag inflators can misfire because of humidity.

To date, more than 180,000 people have been injured and 18 lives have been lost in Takata airbag incidents worldwide.

According to NHTSA officials, drivers may experience higher risk for the inflator rupturing effect based on where they live.

The high absolute humidity (HAH) areas span over nine states, including California, Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii, as well as
Puerto Rico.

If you want to check to see if your vehicle has a recall, go to Checktoprotect.org.

Below is a list of dealerships where Central Floridians can go to have their recalled airbags replaced.

Orlando Dodge Chrysler Jeep
4101 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32808
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.orlandododgechryslerjeep.net

Airport Chyrsler Dodge Jeep 
5751 Eagle Vail Drive Orlando, FL 32822
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Sunday: 11 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Open for service:
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
www.airportcdjr.com

Central Florida Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
8675 Commodity Circle Orlando, FL 32819
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Open for service:
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed
www.cfchrysler.com

Greenway Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Inc.
9073 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32817
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Open for service:
Monday - Friday: 7a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed
www.greenwaychryslerjeepdodge.com

Greenway Alfa Romeo Fiat of East Orlando 
9073 E. Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32817
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Open for service:
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed
www.fiatusaofeastorlando.com

Napleton's South Orlando Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge
1460 E Osceola Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34744
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Open for service:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.napletonorlando.com

Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
750 Towne Center Blvd Sanford, FL 32771
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Sunday: 11 a.m. to  6 p.m.
Open for service:
Monday- Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed
www.mopar.com/en-us/services/find-dealer.html

Napleton's Clermont Chrysler Jeep Dodge
15859 State Road 50 Clermont, FL 34711
Open for sales
Monday - Saturday: 9a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Open for service:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.napletonclermont.com

Advantage Chrysler Dodge Jeep
18311 US Hwy 441 Mount Dora, FL 32757
Open for sales:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Open for service:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed 
www.advantagecdjr.com

Hurley Chrysler Jeep Dodge
2173 S Woodland Blvd DeLand, FL 32720
Open for sales:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Open for service
Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
www.hurleychryslerjeep.ne

 

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