NewUsed

Find by category:

Exhaust Notes

Recall: 4,459 Dodge Challengers for electrical fires

Chrysler is telling owners of V6-powered 2013 models to stop driving their cars.

By Exhaust Notes Mar 18, 2013 8:18AM
Chrysler is recalling 4,459 Dodge Challenger sports cars to fix an electrical problem that could cause a fire, the automaker said Sunday.

Wire harnesses on 2013 models equipped with V6 engines could overheat from a short circuit and cause a fire. The company is telling customers to stop driving their cars and not to park them "in or near any structures." Chrysler said it was aware of seven related incidents in which the wires overheated. No injuries were reported.

About 2,500 affected Challenger models are on the road, with roughly an additional 1,900 on dealer lots, Chrysler said. Dealers will provide loaner cars while the fix is being determined. Challenger models with V8 engines are not affected.

Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

[Source: Chrysler]

8Comments
Mar 19, 2013 3:40AM
avatar
Hmmmm Funny... I cannot remember a time when my 1970 Challenger with a 383 under the hood ever got recalled for anything. Must have been made in America.....
Mar 18, 2013 10:50AM
avatar

Who said the V-6 Chally isn't a "hot" car?

Mar 19, 2013 7:29AM
avatar
I was thinking  her driving it was causing it to smoke
Mar 19, 2013 5:08AM
avatar
This is what happens when the car is partly built in Mexico and not completely in Detroit by qualified workers.
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
MSN Money

ABOUT EXHAUST NOTES

Cars are cool, and here at MSN Autos we love everything about them, but we also know they're more than simply speed and style: a car is an essential tool, a much-needed accessory to help you get through your day-to-day life. What you drive is also one of the most important investments you can make, so we'll help you navigate your way through the car buying and ownership experiences. We strive to be your daily destination for news, notes, tips and tricks from across the automotive world. So whether it's through original content from our world-class journalists or the latest buzz from the far corners of the Web, Exhaust Notes helps you make sense of your automotive world.

Have a story idea? Tip us off at exhaustnotes@live.com.