If you recently bought a 2013 Dodge Durango, congratulations, it’s being recalled. But don’t worry, Dodge doesn’t have any major safety overhauls planned for you. No, this one is minor and consists of changing a label in the SUV.
See, Dodge mislabeled seating capacity in the seven-passenger Durango. We don’t know how many people it said it could fit–we assume 20, maybe 30–but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t have a sense of humor. The government agency worked with Dodge to recall all 734 Durangos with mislabeled door stickers.
Because if you overfill the 2013 Dodge Durango with people or stuff due to following the instructions the automaker set forth, said automaker is liable. Added passenger-weight can negatively affect performance and heighten the risk of an injury in an accident.
Chrysler will be sending out recall notices beginning February 2013, replacing the stickers with the proper label for the vehicles that were made from April 27, 2012 to September 14. Owners will have the stickers changed at their local dealerships free of charge, just to make sure they’re put in the proper location.
So if you have noticed that there are only seven seatbelts in your 2013 Durango and thought to yourself, “Hm, Dodge says it’s okay to put 15 people in here, so I’ll just do it,” now is time to stop.
For further information, owners can contact Chrysler at (800) 247-9753, referencing campaign M36, or they can call the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236, referencing campaign number 12V560000.