Close to 120,000 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger Sedans Recalled in the States

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The Chrysler Group has posted a voluntary safety recall of 119,700 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years because of a potential problem with the power distribution center that could overheat causing the anti-locking braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) to fail.

"A plastic insert surrounding a fuse may be subject to distortion caused by thermal expansion and contraction," the company said in a statement. "Such distortion could interrupt power to the ABS/ESC control system and temporarily suspend its function."

The Detroit automaker said the loss of these two safety systems affects the handling of the cars increasing the risk of a crash.

"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.

The Auburn Hills based automaker noted it is not aware of any accidents or injures related to this condition.

To fix the overheating issue with the power distribution center, Chrysler Group dealers will relocate the ABS/ESC system fuse. The work will be done free of charge with the voluntary safety recall expected to begin later this month.


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