2008 Dodge Charger Among Chrysler Vehicles Recalled To Fix Ignition Switch Problem | Edmunds

2008 Dodge Charger Among Chrysler Vehicles Recalled To Fix Ignition Switch Problem


Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling an estimated 349,442 2008 vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee, to fix an ignition switch problem.
  • Customers are advised to detach their ignition keys from key rings and other keys in the meantime.
  • Chrysler said it is aware of a single minor accident that was "possibly related" to the recall.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan Chrysler is recalling an estimated 349,442 2008 vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee, to fix an ignition switch problem, the automaker said on Thursday.

The automaker cited conditions that may cause ignition keys to become stuck or inadvertently move. The affected vehicles were produced before May 12, 2008.

Customers are advised to detach their ignition keys from key rings and other keys in the meantime. They are also advised to "confirm their ignition keys are set in the 'On' position after starting their vehicles."

"This will assure engine power and functionality of all systems, including front airbags," Chrysler said.

Chrysler said it is aware of a single minor accident that was "possibly related" to the recall, but said it is unaware of any related injuries.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Chrysler has not specified a date or a remedy for the recall. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these vehicles, please follow Chrysler's instructions on what to do now. And if you have any immediate concerns, it's best to contact your dealer.

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