Chrysler Recall: 119,072 2011-12 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger Sedans
Chrysler Group is recalling 119,072 2011 and 2012 model year Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans in the United States. The vehicles are said to exhibit a malfunctioning in the electronic stability control and antilock braking systems, which may result into crashes.
As cited by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the recall summary, due to thermal expansion and contraction, there may be a certain distortion in the plastic insert surrounding a fuse which could interrupt power to the ABS/ESC control system and temporarily suspend its function. As a result, there may be a loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of injury.
As a remedy, the owners will be notified to bring their cars to the dealerships near them where the mechanics will mount the new fuse in a different location inside the car away from extreme temperatures. Chrysler said the affected vehicles were manufactured prior to December 20, 2011. The recall is most likely to begin anytime around this month. Chrysler had recalled about 10,000 2011-’12 Dodge Charger police cars in February over similar issue.
No accidents or injuries have been reported so far due to the issue. “Despite a small number of incidents, we concluded it was in the best interest of our customers to repair the vehicles and eliminate the potential for this condition to occur,” said David Dillon, Head of Product Investigations and Campaigns, Chrysler Group LLC.
For any detailed information, owners of the affected 2011-2012 Chrysler 300s and Dodge Chargers may call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or reach NHTSA‘s at 888-327-4236.