Monroe Mayor declares September to be ‘Airbag Recall Repair Month’

National Safety Council, local car dealers launch public safety campaign urging drivers to check for dangerous airbag recalls

Monroe, LA — In response to a pressing safety issue impacting 6,000 vehicles in the Monroe metropolitan area, Mayor Jamie Mayo has declared September as Airbag Recall Repair Month in Monroe. These vehicles are a portion of nearly 152,000 vehicles across Louisiana that have dangerous, unrepaired, recalled airbags that are at increased risk of rupturing in hot, humid climates like Louisiana. When exposed overtime to heat and humidity, they can transform from life-saving devices into life-threatening ones. In a crash, they could rupture and cause, rather than prevent, injury of death.

To help keep drivers safe and to echo the Mayor’s proclamation, the National Safety Council, along with local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealers have launched an Airbag Recall Repair Month campaign in September. This safety recall impacts more than 11% of all passenger vehicles statewide.
It’s critical that every driver in the Columbia area takes three easy steps now:

Locate your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). Check the driver’s side dashboard or registration and insurance documents.
Enter your VIN into CheckToProtect.org. Find out within seconds if you have an open safety recall.

Schedule a FREE repair appointment at a local dealership. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram and Toyota dealers have parts in stock and technicians on hand all month.

As part of Airbag Recall Repair Month, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealers are reaching out to drivers across the state. Repairs take about an hour to complete, and many dealers have extended hours and can provide complimentary transportation while vehicles are being repaired. Louisiana residents may see safety canvassers checking VINs, Check To Protect advertising, and events in the area.
There are 37 local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealers across Louisiana that are participating in Airbag Recall Repair Month. Area Toyota and Ford dealers have also joined FCA’s efforts.