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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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10 Comments:

Brandon said... »May 05, 2012

surprise..

Johnny & Kelly said... »May 05, 2012

Thanks for the heads up Carscoop! My 300S was built 12/11 so I'm probably on the list. Every manufacturer has recalls "brandon".Considering other manufacturers recall problems- this is nothing.

Johnny & Kelly said... »May 05, 2012

"Brandon"- Did you comment with " surprise" when the Ferrari 458 was recalled for the wrong adhesive catching on fire and destroying them, or when Toyota used the wrong fuel lines and fuel pumps, recalling 1.7 million of their cars. Honda's tranny software recall- 1.5 million cars. I can keep going.

Polyester Poontang said... »May 05, 2012

Bet you're stuck for words when someone says "hello".

Eyes Wide Open said... »May 05, 2012

Please stop using parts made in China Chrysler, you really spit upon us when you do. Have the parts made here. Then more people will have jobs and can afford to buy more Chryslers. 

Polyester Poontang said... »May 06, 2012

Made in China? Please supply your source of this info, or are you just perpetuating your hate for China?

Blarg! said... »May 06, 2012

And then have parts that cost 5 times as much.

Illrep said... »May 06, 2012

most car companies (MB, BMW,VW,SUBARU,VOVLO, etc dont report problems with their vehicles until it gets out of hand like toyota and honda. its good to see companies show responsibility like G.M ,Ford, Chrysler.

mmurphy said... »May 07, 2012

I think American companies HAVE to report probs sooner due to better consumer protection laws.
And also because U.S. citizens have a habit of suing over spilling hot coffee on themselves...

Polyester Poontang said... »May 07, 2012

You're going to hear from my lawyer.

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