"This could cause the gauges to oscillate at zero and the vehicle theft alarm could remain illuminated," said NHTSA in its recalls summary. "If the instrument panel becomes inoperative, it can increase the risk of a vehicle crash."
The automaker told federal safety regulators it notified its dealers of the problem on December 8 and finished sending owner notification letters on December 15.
There are no accidents or injuries linked to the Challenger recall, according to Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne.
The majority of the cars are in the U.S., while six are in U.S. territories, according to a Chrysler document filed with NHTSA.
The affected vehicles were built from June 30, 2014 to October 8, 2014.
Chrysler dealers will install a software enhancement to correct the problem. The recall began on December 15. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Edmunds says: It's time to schedule a service appointment with your dealer if you own a 2015 Dodge Challenger.