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Don't Drive 2013 Dodge Challenger With V6 Engine, Chrysler Warns Customers


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Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler warned approximately 2,500 owners of 2013 Dodge Challengers with V6 engines not to drive the cars or park them near structures because of a potential short-circuit that could lead to a fire.
  • Chrysler is aware of seven fires, but no injuries.
  • The automaker is holding another 1,900 cars built during that period that remain unsold on dealer lots.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Chrysler on Sunday warned approximately 2,500 owners of 2013 Dodge Challengers with V6 engines not to drive the cars or park them near structures because of a potential short-circuit that could lead to a fire.

Chrysler said in a statement it is aware of seven fires, but no injuries.

The automaker is holding another 1,900 cars built during that period that remain unsold on dealer lots. Chrysler said the total recall population is 4,459. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S., has not posted any information about the recall on its Web site.

"Affected owners are being contacted directly — by telephone and mail," Chrysler said. "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."

The recall affects only 2013 Dodge Challengers assembled with V6 engines during an eight-week period ending January 24, 2013. Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s, which are also built on the same assembly line in Brampton, Ontario, are not affected.

Edmunds says: If you own a 2013 Dodge Challenger with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, park it away from your house, don't drive it and contact your dealer for further instructions.

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