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I live in Somerset UK and received a letter to say there needs to be a recall for my dodge nitro 2008 to check the airbag safety. However, it says the nearest place is Essex? There's anybody else know if anywhere closer to me!?
 

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it doesn't come loose,
it's because if you have a accidents and the steering wheel air bag is deployed the dodge rams head could become a projectile, and apparently get imprinted into the drivers or a passengers head, arm or ass, although nobody here on the forum has had it happen to them,
we have 4 cars at our house and 3 of them have plastic emblems in the center of the steering wheel, what they going to do recall 75% of all cars on the road,
 

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it doesn't come loose,
it's because if you have a accidents and the steering wheel air bag is deployed the dodge rams head could become a projectile, and apparently get imprinted into the drivers or a passengers head, arm or ass, although nobody here on the forum has had it happen to them,
we have 4 cars at our house and 3 of them have plastic emblems in the center of the steering wheel, what they going to do recall 75% of all cars on the road,
Says it will effect insurance if crash or someone gets hurt and not to ignore a recall 🤷‍♂️
 

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Hello all,
I live in Somerset UK and received a letter to say there needs to be a recall for my dodge nitro 2008 to check the airbag safety. However, it says the nearest place is Essex? There's anybody else know if anywhere closer to me!?
There are lots of people on forums in the UK ignoring the recall or saying that dealerships are refusing the recall work. This is the FCA US recall instruction PDF listing a part number for replacement. If you call Dodge Europe they will send a request to a JEEP UK dealership to do the work for you. JEEP UK were very reluctant at first but now it's all good and I'm booked in for February.
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There are lots of people on forums in the UK ignoring the recall or saying that dealerships are refusing the recall work. This is the FCA US recall instruction PDF listing a part number for replacement. If you call Dodge Europe they will send a request to a JEEP UK dealership to do the work for you. JEEP UK were very reluctant at first but now it's all good and I'm booked in for February. View attachment 40819
Cheers much appreciated! Do you know phone number or email !?
 

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There are lots of people on forums in the UK ignoring the recall or saying that dealerships are refusing the recall work. This is the FCA US recall instruction PDF listing a part number for replacement. If you call Dodge Europe they will send a request to a JEEP UK dealership to do the work for you. JEEP UK were very reluctant at first but now it's all good and I'm booked in for February. View attachment 40819
I don't know if it's different for other countries, but in America it looks like if all of your emblem retaining clips are still on the back of your air bag cover, they just put tape over them. This appears to be a revision to the recall: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCRIT-20V396-2145.pdf
 

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I don't know if it's different for other countries, but in America it looks like if all of your emblem retaining clips are still on the back of your air bag cover, they just put tape over them. This appears to be a revision to the recall: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCRIT-20V396-2145.pdf
Thanks that's good to know, either way it looks like they will sort it. I have two part numbers, the dealership have another..so nobody really knows what's in the box until I take my Dodge in.
 

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Emblem - says it may have become loose !
i see what you mean now, the clips come loose, then if the airbag goes off, Boom Rams head becomes a projectile or maybe worse the clips go flying around the cabin,
it now makes me want to have it fixed, don't want my kids having something like that happen,
 

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i see what you mean now, the clips come loose, then if the airbag goes off, Boom Rams head becomes a projectile or maybe worse the clips go flying around the cabin,
it now makes me want to have it fixed, don't want my kids having something like that happen,
But where to go to have it done? I'm miles from the two places available of Oxford and Essex
 

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they don't care about that, they have forfilled the requirements of the recall notice by offering a solution,
i remember a few owners saying they went to the dodge dealer for this recall, instead of going through the lengthy proceedure of removing the steering wheel, the garage simply pulled the badge from the steering wheel (making thing more dangerous), then said we will be in touch when we have the parts to complete the recall notice, so now there are many Nitros driving around with the clips sat loose in the steering wheel, just waiting for the airbag to be deployed.
 

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they don't care about that, they have forfilled the requirements of the recall notice by offering a solution,
i remember a few owners saying they went to the dodge dealer for this recall, instead of going through the lengthy proceedure of removing the steering wheel, the garage simply pulled the badge from the steering wheel (making thing more dangerous), then said we will be in touch when we have the parts to complete the recall notice, so now there are many Nitros driving around with the clips sat loose in the steering wheel, just waiting for the airbag to be deployed.
I'm feel safe with mine then !!!
 

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They don't have to pull the steering wheel--just the airbag, which takes like 30 seconds to get off, and 5s to put back on.
The hard part is disassembling the airbag to get to the back side of the cover--I've not tried that yet so don't know, but did read through the instructions that were posted and it doesn't look too bad.
 
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