Magnesium Dash Beams ?????
I am trying to find out what makes and models of Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep are equipped with the transverse dash beam made from Magnesium. I have tried to call the "customer service" line, but I was on hold forever. I remember seeing several pictures on this web site of a Jeep vehicle, equipped with a Magnesium dash beam, that caught fire. During the extinguishment process, the dash beam exploded when water was applied.
Recently, I went to a local salvage yard and found several Jeep Liberty vehicles. There were two that had been hit "head on" and had the dash beam visible. It looked like aluminum, but somewhat thicker. It was a "faded gray" color and had a rough surface. I am unsure if it was Magnesium. The salvage yard owner is gonna remove it for me next week so I can look at it.
If anyone knows what vehicles are equipped with this beam, please pass it on.