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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]

Mar 19, 2013 3:40AM
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

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

Mar 19, 2013 7:29AM
I was thinking  her driving it was causing it to smoke
Mar 19, 2013 5:08AM
This is what happens when the car is partly built in Mexico and not completely in Detroit by qualified workers.
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