Chrysler will recall almost 400,000 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. The problem? A water leak that could wreak havoc on the passenger side air bag, causing it to deploy in spite of the fact that there has been no car accident. Not exactly the purpose of an air bag.
Apparently, the Chrysler water leak problem stemmed from improperly assembled drains for the air-conditioning. A little disturbing: Chrysler knew of the problem back in 2008 and just now linked it to the water leaks. Lee Iacocca would not have let this happen on his watch. (I’m just kidding, I have no idea.)
Chrysler will reimburse owners whose warranties had expired and who paid to have the leak fixed if they can provide an original receipt and/or “other adequate proof of payment.” My guess is that adequate proof of payment will be, “I’m telling you, I paid X.”