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US Automakers recall 750,000 cars

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Both Volkswagen and Chrysler have recalled almost 750,000 cars from all around the US.

Apparently Chrysler is going to be recalling around 367,000 vehicles, specifically the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles. The reason behind the recall is a potential problem where a leak could cause the airbags to be deployed inadvertently. The 2008 model vehicles have a problem of a defective grommet, which is a part of the air conditioning system and heating system. According to Chrysler, the defective part could cause water to leak from the system.

It has not been a good week for the brand, as they have already had to recall 76,000 Dodge Ram trucks, all due to possible break light problems.

In the meantime, Volkswagen has also issued a recall order. Bringing back in a reported 377,000 vehicles. US models affected include 2007-2009 Jettas, Golfs, Jetta Sportswagens and Rabbits. All these models will be taken off the roads to issue repairs. The 2006-2010 New Beetle Convertible and New Beetle will also be recalled.

Volkswagen filed documents with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the problem. The documents reveal that these models have a small plastic tab, connected to the wind-shield washer reservoir, which may chafe the fuel supply line.

Concerning this last year has witnessed many recalls in the US by major brand names, since Toyota had to issue a mass recall in January due to a gas pedal problem.

Research from J.D. Power and Associates shows that the recalls are causing some consumers to be concerned about certain affected brands.

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