Dodge Charger Recall Information
NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles; POWER TRAIN
APRIL 2016 -- Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured February 15, 2011, to November 27, 2014, and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured July 16, 2012, to December 22, 2015. The affected vehicles, equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a monostable gear selector, may not adequately warn the driver when driver's door is opened and the vehicle is not in PARK, allowing them to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is still in gear. Drivers thinking that their vehicle's transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged. FCA will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle rollaway, free of charge. Owners were mailed interim notices on May 14, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Chrysler's number for this recall is S27. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: FCA recalls 811K vehicles after 41 injuries
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Friday it’s recalling 811,586 midsize SUVs and full-size cars in the U.S. because of confusing electronic gear shifters that can lead to drivers exiting vehicles they think are in park but are not.
The Auburn Hills automaker said it’s aware of 41 injuries that have resulted from vehicles that have moved unintentionally, including fractured pelvises, kneecaps, broken ribs, broken noses and severe bruising. FCA spokesman Eric Mayne said it does not have a precise number of crashes linked to the issue because it believes some were counted twice. Problems have occurred while the engine is running and when it’s turned off.
In each case, Fiat Chrysler said the vehicles involved were inspected and no evidence of equipment failure was found.
The affected vehicles include 2012-14 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans and 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The recall includes 52,144 vehicles in Canada, 16,805 in Mexico and 248,667 outside the North American region.
An investigation by Fiat Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found hundreds of drivers complaining of cars rolling away.
The shifters in question return to the same position after each manipulation. “Gear-selection is conveyed to the driver by multiple sets of indicator lights, not gear-selector position, and unless due care is taken, drivers may draw erroneous conclusions about the status of their vehicles,” the automaker said.
NHTSA’s testing have found that the electronic gear shifter is “not intuitive” and offers “poor tactile and visual feedback to the driver, increasing the potential for unintended gear selection.”
Fiat Chrysler changed the shifter design for the Charger and 300 in model-year 2015, and for the Grand Cherokee in model-year 2016.
The automaker says it will add additional warning signals an undetermined mechanical fix to help ensure the vehicles are in park. Owners will be notified when service becomes available.
Fiat Chrysler is referring customers to the owner’s manual, which says “before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into park and turn the engine off.”
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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2016 Dodge Charger vehicles; STRUCTURE
FEBRUARY 2016 -- FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured August 23, 2010, to January 7, 2016. When an affected vehicle is lifted using the supplied tire jack without chocking the wheels, the vehicle's body-side sill may give causing the tire jack to fail and the car to fall. A car that falls unexpectedly increases the risk of injury. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will provide owners with wheel chocks, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification by early April 2016. A second letter will be mailed when the tire chocks are available. Chrysler's number for this recall is S03. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Dodge Durango, and 2013-2015 Dodge Viper vehicles. ; EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE
JULY 2015 -- Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Dodge Durango, and 2013-2015 Dodge Viper vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems. Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge. Optionally, owners may download the update to their own USB drive from ttp://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ or take their vehicle to a Chrysler dealer for immediate installation. In an effort to mitigate the effects of this security vulnerability, Chrysler has had the wireless service provider close the open cellular connection to the vehicle that provided unauthorized access to the vehicle network. This measure may not have been implemented on all vehicles and does not address access by other means that will be remedied by the software update. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chrysler's number for this recall is R40. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: Fiat Chrysler to pay up to $105M in penalties to NHTSA; Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles
JUNE 2015 -- Fiat Chrysler agreed to pay largest fine ever from NHTSA, submit to three years of oversight of recalls, buy back half-a-million vehicles and offer financial incentives for repair of 1 million Jeeps
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay up to $105 million in fines and penalties to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, submit to oversight and buy back nearly half-a-million of the vehicles it has recalled, penalties issued Sunday for the auto company’s lax attitude toward addressing safety issues in millions of its vehicles.
NHTSA said it was concerned about slow completion rates on recalls the automaker announced, slow or inadequate notifications to consumers, faulty approaches to fixing the safety issues and improper actions by dealers.
The penalty, the largest ever issued by the regulatory agency, reflects a tougher approach to automotive regulation in the wake of high-profile recalls last year by General Motors and airbag supplier Takata. It comes less than a month after NHTSA held a hearing to present evidence of Fiat Chrysler low recall completion rates for more than two dozen recall campaigns covering 11 million vehicles.
“Today’s action holds Fiat Chrysler accountable for its past failures, pushes them to get unsafe vehicles repaired or off the roads and takes concrete steps to keep Americans safer going forward,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement. “This civil penalty puts manufacturers on notice that the Department will act when they do not take their obligations to repair safety defects seriously.”
The order requires Fiat Chrysler to pay a $70 million cash penalty and spend at least $20 million on meeting performance requirements included in the consent order. The automaker could be required to pay another $15 million if an independent monitor discovers additional violations
NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind was appointed in December by U.S. President Barack Obama with a mandate from Congress to crack down on the auto industry.
“Fiat Chrysler’s pattern of poor performance put millions of its customers, and the driving public, at risk,” NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said. “This action will provide relief to owners of defective vehicles, will help improve recall performance throughout the auto industry, and gives Fiat Chrysler the opportunity to embrace a proactive safety culture.”
The fine announced Sunday tops $70 million fines and penalties assessed against Honda Motor Co. in January for lapses in recalls of air bags made by Takata Corp. NHTSA said that penalty was a result of Honda’s failure to report 1,729 death and injury claims to NHTSA between 2003 and 2014.
In addition to the penalties, the order requires FCA to:
■ Offer to buy back more than half a million vehicles with defective suspension parts that could cause the vehicle to lose control. The vehicles, mainly Dodge SUV and Ram pickup trucks, were built between 2008 and 2012. The consent order does allow Fiat Chrsyler to repair and then resell the vehicles it buys back from the current owners. The automaker declined to provide an estimate on Sunday of the potential cost of its obligations beyond the civil penalties.
■ Offer owners of more than a million Jeeps Cherokee that are prone to deadly fires to trade their vehicle in for above its market value, or receive a financial incentive to get a trailer hitch installed for additional protection.
■ Agree to work with an independent monitor approved by NHTSA for the next three years. The monitor’s job will be to assess, track and report the company’s recall performance.
An independent monitor, while unusual, is not unprecedented. On July 9, NHTSA announced that Forest River, an Indiana-based maker of recreational vehicles, agreed as part of a consent order to pay a $35 million civil penalty as well as an independent monitor to conduct periodic audits of the company’s safety practices.
Fiat Chrysler, in a statement on Sunday, acknowledged that some of its recall processes and procedures have fallen short.
“We also accept the resulting consequences with renewed resolve to improve our handling of recalls and re-establish the trust our customers place in us,” the company said in a statement. “We are intent on rebuilding our relationship with NHTSA and we embrace the role of public safety advocate.”
The automaker’s statement on Sunday reflects comments made recently by CEO Sergio Marchionne, who said the automaker has been slow to change its practices in a new, tougher regulatory environment.
“We have to continue to work with the agency to put us on the right path,” Marchionne said.
The order comes just two days after Fiat Chrysler was forced to issue a recall notice for 1.4 million cars and trucks so it can beef up the software in the vehicles and protect them from cyber-security attacks. That recall was prompted from a story published last Tuesday by Wired magazine that showed how two security experts were able to remotely hack into and take control of a Jeep Cherokee.
Fiat Chrysler also said Saturday it would recall 667,406 Ram trucks in North America to prevent the inadvertent deployment of side-curtain air-bags. The automaker said some of the pickups for 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 2500 pickups may be set to deploy at low thresholds. The company said it is aware of two potentially related injuries, both described as minor, but no accidents.
NHTSA’s investigation into the automaker’s slow recall completion rates was prompted by Fiat Chrysler’s slow handling of a recall covering 1.56 million Jeep Cherokee and Liberty SUVs for model years 2002-2007 for the Liberty and 1993-1998 for the Grand Cherokee. The Jeep SUVs have rear-mounted fuel tanks that NHTSA says are more prone too fiery rear-end collisions than SUVs made by other automakers.
The automaker agreed to recall Jeep SUVs in June 2013 and install tow hitches on them to provide additional rear end protection. But it took more than a year before the automaker was ready to conduct any of the repairs and only about 21% of the SUVs were repaired as of May 31.
The automaker frequently points out that it can be difficult to convince customers to respond to recall notices when many of the vehicles are more than 10 years old. In May, Fiat Chrysler said its dealers have more than 60,145 trailer hitches on their shelves and an additional 314,254 are in warehouses ready to be shipped.
The automaker also has taken steps to beef up its ability to quickly react when it identifies a safety issue. Last August, FCA appointed Scott Kunselman to the newly created position of senior vice president for vehicle safety and regulatory compliance. Kunselman reports directly to Marchionne.
In its statement Sunday, Fiat Chrysler said, “It has agreed to address certain industry objectives, such as identifying best practices for recall execution and researching obstacles that discourage consumers from responding to recall notices.”
Owners of vehicles who have questions about the recalls can call the company at 1-800-853-1403.
A list of the 23 Fiat Chrysler recalls that NHTSA investigated can be found here: http://www.safercar.gov/rs/chrysler/index.html
Owners of any vehicle can look to see what, if any, recalls apply to their vehicle by entering their vehicle identification number at this NHTSA Web site: https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
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NEWS: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 4 million vehicles; AIR BAGS
MAY 2015 -- Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500, 2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango, 2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500, 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500, 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500, 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen, 2005-2010 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8, Dodge Charger and Magnum, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants. Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler and Dodge owners and Mitsubishi will notify the affected Raider owners. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NEWS: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT vehicles: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING , FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
MARCH 2015 -- Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT vehicles manufactured September 18, 2014, to February 5, 2015, and equipped with a 6.2L supercharged engine. O-ring seal and fuel rail crossover hose damage may result in the fuel rail hose connection leaking fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components increases the risk of a vehicle fire.
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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles; ALTERNATOR
OCT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured April 22, 2010, to January 2, 2014, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail. If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler is expected to begin notifying owners of this recall on November 28, 2014. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles; IGNITION SWITCH
OCT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine. If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: Chrysler recalling 350,000 cars for possible stalling
SEPT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC said it is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs because ignition switches could malfunction and cause stalling.
The recall covers 349,442 2008, Dodge Chargers, Dodge Magnums, Chrysler 300 sedans, Jeep Commanders and Jeep Grand Cherokees; 292,000 are in the United States, 19,000 in Canada, 5,000 in Mexico and 33,000 elsewhere.
Chrysler — a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV — has now recalled more than 2 million vehicles since 2011 for ignition switch problems. The issue got new attention after General Motors Co. in February recalled 2.6 million cars for ignition switches that could move out of the "on" position to the accessory or off position, causing them to stall and disabling air bags. GM has recalled more than 16 million vehicles this year for ignition issues.
Chrysler said its investigation found that in some 2008 models produced before May 2008, vehicles "may not fully return to the 'on' position after rotation to the 'start' position during engine-startup. Instead, they may remain between the 'start' and 'on' positions. If this occurs, windshield defroster and wiper function may be lost. Air bag function is not affected."
Chrysler said its investigation also showed a "less probable" problem could cause air bags to fail. "An ignition key may not fully return to the 'on' position after rotation to the 'start' position and may inadvertently move through the 'on' position to 'accessory" or "off.' If this occurs, it may result in reduced braking power and a loss of engine power, power steering, and one or more of the vehicle's safety features including front air bags," Chrysler said.
Chrysler said it is aware of a single minor accident that was possibly related to either condition — and no injuries. The automaker wants owners to only use their ignition key and not use a key chain. Chrysler doesn't yet have a fix for the problem — or for an earlier recall announced in July for ignition issues.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has notified major automakers it wants to make sure they are looking at ignition switch issues and wants automakers to brief them on system interactions — like the connection between airbags not deploying and ignition key position. NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman said earlier this month the agency has been looking closely at the issue.
Chrysler and NHTSA discussed the issue in recent weeks and Chrysler notified the safety agency of the recall last week.
Friedman told The Detroit News that the Chrysler ignition recall "is exactly a result of our new understanding of this relationship between ignition switches and the air bag. Once we had that information we were able to comb the data and present a case ... and they followed up with a recall."
Chrysler is still investigating the problem and doesn't have a fix yet. Until then, owners are advised to make sure the ignition keys are in the "on" position.
In June, NHTSA announced it was opening investigations into 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles because of reports that a driver's knee can move the ignition switch out of the "run" position, causing the vehicles to stall and disabling the air bags. That included 525,000 2006-07 Jeep Commanders and 2005-06 Jeep Grand Cherokees in the United States. NHTSA has said it still is investigating whether Chrysler's fix is adequate in many of the recalled vehicles.
In late June, Chrysler said it would recall nearly 696,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide under government pressure because ignition keys could rotate out of the "on" position, potentially causing stalling and the air bag not to deploy in a front-end crash. Chrysler said it was expanding a 2011 recall to cover the 2009 Dodge Journey and 2008-09 Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country "for inadvertent ignition key rotation from the run position to the accessory position."
In July, Chrysler said it was recalling nearly 800,000 older Jeep SUVs for ignition switch problems, and urged owners to only use the ignition key as the automaker works to find a fix. The company said the recall covers some 2006-07 Jeep Commander and 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Chrysler said Thursday said it doesn't yet have a fix
Chrysler said it had about 30 customer complaints and 465 warranty claims alleging inadvertent engine shut-off while driving — and reports of two rear-end collisions arising from the condition. There are no reports of deaths or injuries from air bags failing to deploy in crashes linked to the defect. Chrysler disclosed that on June 17, NHTSA asked the automaker in a phone call to recall the 2008-09 vehicles. But the automaker is standing by its recall remedy — adding a detent ring to the switch to make it stiffer, instead of replacing the entire part in the minivan and SUV recall — even though NHTSA has concerns it may not work.
Last month, Chrysler said it is establishing a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance. It will be led by Senior Vice President Scott Kunselman.
Previously, Chrysler housed auto safety in its global engineering group. It is now served by a stand-alone organization. Chrysler's top safety engineer previously reported to Mark Chernoby, who was senior vice president of engineering. Chrysler said last month the move "will help intensify the company's continuing commitment to vehicle safety and regulatory compliance."
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NEWS: Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Dodge Charger vehicles; HEADLIGHTS
MARCH 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 20, 2010, through November 8, 2011, and equipped with halogen headlamps. In the affected vehicles, a sub-harness for the headlights may overheat and cause the low beam headlights to go out. Loss of headlights reduces the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs, or the headlamp assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P08. This recall concerns non-police vehicles. A separate campaign was launched in 2012 to address police vehicles. See NHTSA recall 12V-042. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: Chrysler recalls 49,400 Charger cars for headlight issue; 2011-2012: HEADLIGHTS
MARCH 2014 -- Chrysler Group said on Thursday it is recalling about 49,400 full-size Dodge Charger cars for possible overheating of headlight parts.
Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , said customer service data led engineers to investigate reports similar to those that prompted a 2012 recall of more than 9,600 Charger police cars from model years 2011 and 2012 to address overheating of jumper harnesses and other parts.
Chrysler said it is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to either recall.
In the latest recall, Chrysler said it will inspect and replace if needed at no cost to the owner the headlight jumper harnesses and bulbs, or headlight assembles on certain 2011-2012 model-year Charger cars equipped with halogen headlights.
Of the vehicles affected in the recall, about 43,450 are in the United States, 2,850 in Canada, 375 in Mexico and 2,700 outside of North America, the company said.
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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD, Dodge Charger AWD, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles; POWER TRAIN
DECEMBER 2013 - Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD, Dodge Charger AWD, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles equipped with ZF all wheel drive ("AWD") 8HP45 transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft may fracture. The transmission output shaft fracture could result in a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park'. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmissions, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is to begin in January 2014. Chrysler's recall number is N65. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles
APRIL 2013 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured April 11, 2011, through December 14, 2011. The affected vehicles may have improperly sized terminal crimps on the seat side-airbag wiring harness which may cause the seat side-airbags to malfunction and illuminate the airbag warning light. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment the airbags may not operate as designed, increasing the risk of injury. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace both driver and passenger seat airbag wiring harnesses, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N07. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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NEWS: Chrysler recalls more than 247,000 vehicles; Gas Tank, Drive Shaft, Air Bags
APRIL 2013 -- Chrysler Group LLC is recalling more than 247,000 SUVs and cars for several problems, including faulty gas tank hoses, broken drive shafts and air bag warning lights that illuminate when there's no problem.
The largest of the recalls, posted Tuesday on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, covers about 139,000 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The automaker says that faulty wiring can cause the air bag warning lights to illuminate.
Cars made from April 11, 2011 to Dec. 14, 2011 are included. Chrysler says it will fix the vehicles for free and will start notifying owners about the problem this month.
The recall includes 119,000 cars in the U.S., with the rest in Canada, Mexico and other countries.
Chrysler also is recalling 78,500 two-wheel-drive Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro midsize SUVs because the drive shafts can break.
The SUVs are from the 2007 and 2008 model years. Chrysler says in documents filed with NHTSA that a heat shield can drop and rub against the drive shaft, causing it to wear and break. If the shaft breaks, the SUVs will lose power and the side air bags may inflate. Chrysler says it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries from the problem.
Dealers will install a bracket to hold the shield in place at no cost to customers.
The recall affects 61,400 vehicles in the U.S., 13,700 in Mexico, 1,000 in Canada and 2,300 elsewhere. Also included is a sister vehicle to the Liberty that is sold outside North America, the company said.
Chrysler says it has received less than 40 complaints about broken drive shafts in the vehicles.
Also, the automaker is recalling about 30,000 small SUVs because a faulty hose inside the gas tank can cause them to run out of fuel.
The recall affects Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass four-wheel-drive vehicles from the 2012 model year. If they run out of gas, the engines can stall.
Chrysler says it's aware of one crash but no injuries or fires due to the problem.
The company says the SUVs have saddle-style gas tanks that go around the rear drive shaft. Fuel is pumped from one side of the tank to the other through a hose. But Chrysler says some of the hoses weren't formed right in manufacturing, and they can stop the flow of gas.
The problem stems from a worldwide shortage last year of a nylon resin called PA-12. The shortage sent automakers scrambling for substitutes, one of which was used in the Compass and Patriot fuel tank hoses.
Chrysler says the hoses were made with a new material, which required a higher manufacturing temperature than PA-12. Some malformed tubes were shipped to the tank maker before the problem was found by Chrysler engineers. The manufacturing process was changed and the tubes now work properly, Chrysler said.
Dealers will replace the hoses free of charge. Owners will be notified starting next month.
The recall affects about 20,500 SUVs in the U.S. and 2,300 in Canada. The rest are in Mexico and outside North America. They were made from Oct. 18, 2011 to May 7, 2012.
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NEWS: Chrysler recalls Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger; Electrical system: fuses and circuit breakers
MAY 2012 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 300 and Dodge Charger vehicles. These vehicles may lose abs/esc system function due to an overheated power distribution center. This could lead to loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the abs/esc system fuse, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during may 2012. Chrysler’s recall number is m10. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov. 12V-197
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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011 and 2012 Dodge Charger police vehicles
FEBRUARY 2012 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Dodge Charger police vehicles. The low beam headlamps of some vehicles could fail due to an overheated bulb harness connector. Other vehicles may lose abs/esc system function due to an overheated power distribution center. This could lead to loss of visibility and/or braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and relocate the abs/esc system fuse within the power distribution center, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during march 2012. Chrysler's recall number is M01. 12V-042
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NEWS: Chrysler recalls Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger; Tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems
JANUARY 2012 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 and the Chrysler 300 SRT8 vehicles manufactured from May 2, 2011, through November 17, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 138, "tire pressure monitoring system" (tpms). As built, the tpms does not warn the driver when a tire is 25 percent below the recommended pressure. The recalled vehicles notify the customers when the tire pressure reaches 22 psi rather than the required 24 psi. Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blowout and possible crash. Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will reprogram the vehicle’s tpms. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during february 2012. Chrysler's safety recall number is l43. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov . 12V-004
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SEPTEMBER 2011 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 Chrysler vehicles, including 200 and Town and Country models, Dodge vehicles, including Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey models and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured from August 31, 2011, through September 13, 2011, that are equipped with 3.6L engines. These engines may experience connecting rod bearing failure due to debris inside the engine block. Connecting rod failure may lead to engine seizure which may increase the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners and replace the engine free of charge. This is Chrysler safety recall L33. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2011. 11V-487
OCTOBER 2010 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 300, Charger (LX) and Dodge Challenger (LC), Avenger (JS), and Journey (JC), as well as model year 2011 Dodge Ram light duty pickup (DS) vehicles. Some of these vehicles may experience a separation at the crimped end of the power steering pressure hose assembly. Leaked power steering fluid onto hot engine components could cause a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace as necessary the power steering pressure hoses free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2010. Chrysler's recall campaign number is K26. 10V-475
YAHOO NEWS -- November 11, 2010 – Chrysler is recalling a total of 26,000 vehicles to fix problems that could pose safety risks.
Chrysler's recall affects about 26,000 cars and pickup trucks that have power steering hoses that can develop leaks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website that steering fluid hoses can separate at the crimped end and leak fluid on the engine, potentially causing a fire.
Company spokesman ... said Wednesday that Chrysler is not aware of any fires or injuries because of the problem, which was discovered by the company that supplies the hose to Chrysler.
The recall affects some 2010 models of the Chrysler 300 and Sebring, the Dodge Avenger, Charger, Challenger and Journey, and some 2011 Dodge Ram pickups.
Only vehicles built between June 24 and Aug. 30 are affected by the recall, and others do not have the problem, Company spokesman said. Chrysler will notify all owners of the affected cars and trucks sometime in October, he said.
"We know which vehicles. We'll send letters to owners letting them know that this is a voluntary safety recall and to bring them in and it'll be replaced at no cost," Company spokesman said.
MORE RECALL INFO:
MAY 2010 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger, Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram vehicles. These vehicles may have been built with a wireless ignition node (WIN) module exhibiting a binding condition of the solenoid latch. The result of the defect could lead to a condition where the key may be removed from the ignition switch (WIN module) prior to placing the shifter in park. This could result in the potential for unintended vehicle movement and could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the WIN module free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during July 2010. Chrysler's recall campaign number is K08. 10V-200
ConsumerAffairs.com -- May 17, 2010 -- Chrysler Group LLC is recalling about 40,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models from the 2010 year. The vehicles may have a defective ignition switch that would allow the key to be removed prior to placing the shifter in the "park" position. This could lead to unintended vehicle movement.
The affected models are:
Dealers will inspect the ignition module and replace defective units free of charge when the recall begins in July 2010.
OCTOBER 2009 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009 through 2010 passenger vehicles equipped with rear wheel drive. These vehicles may have been built without a front wheel spindle nut. While driving, a tire and wheel separation could occur increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the tire and wheel assembly and if found without a spindle nut it will be repaired free of charge. The recall began on November 2, 2009. 09V-420
DECEMBER 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 176 MY 2009 Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Chrysler 300 vehicles. The tire pressure monitor (TPM) sensors may not transmit the actual tire pressure. This could result in the driver not being aware of low tire pressure. Operation of the vehicle with low tire pressure could result in tire damage and cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the TPM sensors. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. 08V642
NOVEMBER 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 20,283 MY 2006-2009 Charger and Magnum vehicles built with the police package and equipped with a column shifter. The gearshift cable may become disengaged from the steering column mounting bracket and cause an incorrect transmission gearshift position display. This could allow the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction startling the driver, and cause a crash without warning. Dealers will add a redundant locking mechanism to the gearshift cable at the mounting bracket to ensure proper retention and shift linkage function. The recall began on November 10, 2008. 08V583
ConsumerAffairs.com -- July 22, 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 5,509 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum and Charger sedans because of a manufacturing defect that could cause the half-shaft in the rear wheel drive vehicles to "disengage from the wheel-hub," according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
JULY 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 5,509 MY 2008 300, Dodge Magnum, and Charger vehicles. The torque retention crimp feature was missed during the manufacture of one lot of rear axle hub nuts. This could cause the nuts to loosen allowing the halfshaft to disengage from the wheel hub. This could cause the vehicle to lose power and result in a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the rear axle hub nuts. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. 08V295
December 26, 2006
The recall includes 62,369 model-year 2007 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Dodge Caliber vehicles to re-program the system Electronic Control Unit.
In recalled vehicles, instrument panel warning lamps may illuminate and be followed by loss of the anti-lock brake system, traction control and speedometer functions.
While the problem could result in a loss of control, no accidents or injuries have been reported.
Owners will be notified in February 2007. Consumers who experience the faulty warning lamp illumination should take their vehicle to a certified dealer for inspection.