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2013 Dodge Challenger Recalled For Fire Risk


2013 Dodge Challenger

2013 Dodge Challenger

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Chrysler is calling owners of about 2,500 2013 Dodge Challengers and warning them not to drive their vehicles and contact their dealer because of a wiring harness short circuit that could cause a fire.

Only 2013 Challengers equipped with a V-6 engine that were built over an eight-week period ending January 24, 2013 are affected by the safety recall. About 2,500 of these cars have been sold, while another 1,900 remain on dealer lots.

2013 Dodge Challenger

2013 Dodge Challenger

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The wire harness could overheat or short circuit and possibly cause a fire. Chrysler said it is aware of seven fires, but no injuries, as a result of the problem.

While the Challenger is built on the same Brampton, Ontario, Canada assembly line as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, the parts involved in this recall are unique to the Challenger. Furthermore, Challengers equipped with a V-8 engine are not affected by the recall.

Chrysler considers the problem serious enough to warrant the owner phone calls and notification by mail, even going so far as to advise owners not to park their vehicles “in or near any structure,” according to a company press release.

The automaker said that dealers will arrange to pick up the cars and provide a loaner to owners while the Challengers are being repaired, all at no charge.

 
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Comments (4)
  1. As much as I like the Camaro, I think the Challenger is nicer and more true to the original, than the Camaro and Mustang retros. Get the wiring fixed and then continue to Enjoy!
     
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  2. My son just traded his 2010 BMW5 series on a 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and he loves it, and so do I. The Challenger is tens of thousands less than the BMW but offers comparable performance without the BMW twin turbos and amenities, much more exciting style and better mechanical reliability than the troubled BMW. The ride and comfort are the best in the muscle car segment and the retro style makes it stand out in a crowd.
    This problem with the V-6 Challengers is a blow to Dodge which is beginning to shake lingering doubts about build quality. Who ever in the factory went with the decision to "quick fix" this supplier sourced problem should be disciplined or transferred , if not fired. These cars should have never reached the publi
     
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  3. Dogde = Dodgey Quality. Still at a bottom on JD Powers list.
     
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  4. Actually the Challenger has been ranked first in it's market segment for build quality and is a recommended car in Consumers. I put little credibility in these surveys anyway as data is unreliable as are the respondents.
     
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