Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chrysler, Dodge Challenger for fire hazard recalls

Chrysler, Dodge Challenger for fire hazard recalls
Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau - 3 days

Chrysler has issued a unusually bleak warning to some owners of its Dodge Challenger muscle car, warned her the parking vehicles until it can make repairs due to fire hazard.

According to Chrysler, the cabling is the source of the problem through a stack of potentially mis-wired electrical components. If this is the case, the harness can overheat and cause a fire. The problem concerns only the models with V6 engine equipped.

The manufacturer says that so far seven incidents with the Dodge Challenger 2013 received word there. It warns drivers that the cars out of garages and away from buildings or other structures for parking, for the case that they catch fire.

The recall concerns 4.459 of the Coupes, 3 December until 23 January this year built. Chrysler reports 2,500 have been delivered to customers, the rest still on many traders. The problem is not the owner of the Challenger models of the manufacturer equipped larger V8 engines.

While automakers their time often reach customers reminded involved, tried Chrysler Contact owner immediately by phone or mail them to the problem carefully. It says that it will offer free loaners to affected owners can be performed to repair.

The urgent warning is unusual, but not unique. In July, Ford Motor Co. warned 11,500 owner in the then new 2013 escape crossover, due to a broken fuel line turned off, which split and could lead to a fire.

In 2010, said Meanwhile, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood saying that owners of some Toyota vehicles should your vehicle due to a problem with so-called unintended acceleration parking. The country's Supreme Leader for vehicle safety this recommendation but quickly reversed.

Chrysler plans to make repairs as soon as possible free of charge to the affected owners to the Challenger.

The manufacturer advises owners 2013 provided opponent with V6 engines, to call your dealer, to determine whether their vehicles by the recall are covered.

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