Major Recall Announced By Fiat Chrysler

Almost 297,000 minivans are being recalled because of a wiring problem that could cause the driver-side front airbag to deploy without warning.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says the recall affects 2011 and 2012 Windsor-built Dodge Grand Caravans sold in the United States and Canada.

Wiring can chafe against pieces of steering wheel trim, eventually leading to a short circuit.

The automaker says in a statement that it is aware of 13 minor injuries related to the problem, but no accidents.

Dealers will inspect and replace the wiring in the recalled vehicles for free, and will add an additional protective coating.