Chrysler announced a voluntary recall for 2013 Dodge Challenger models equipped with a V-6 engine and produced during an eight-week period ending Jan. 24, 2013. The recall affects a total of 4,459 vehicles, of which approximately 1,900 are in dealer hands and 2,500 units have already been delivered to customers.
According to the official statement, the units recalled are affected by a potential short circuit that could cause a wire harness to overheat and possibly lead to fire. This problem has already led to seven such incidents, but luckily no one was hurt.
Chrysler announced that the affected owners will be contacted by phone or mail and will be asked to immediately refrain from driving their vehicles until; it is repaired by a local dealer. Also, Chrysler is advising its clients not to park their vehicles in or near any structures.
Each model will be repaired free of charge.
Hit the jump to read the official announcement.
Chrysler Group is recalling approximately 2,500 model-year 2013 Dodge Challengers now in customer hands to address a potential short-circuit.
This condition could cause a wire harness to overheat and possibly lead to fire. Chrysler Group is aware of seven such incidents. None caused injury.
Affected owners are being contacted directly – by telephone and by mail. They are being advised to immediately refrain from driving their vehicles and to contact their dealers. Loaner vehicles will be provided, free of charge, until repairs are complete. Chrysler Group further advises affected owners not to park their vehicles in or near any structures.
Customers who are uncertain if they are affected should take the above precautions and inquire with their dealers.
This action affects only 2013 Dodge Challengers assembled with V-6 engines during an eight-week period ending Jan. 24, 2013.
The total recall population is 4,459 vehicles, of which approximately 1,900 are in dealer hands.