April 09, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

Chrysler has issued a recall of approximately 4,051 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured from December 3, 2012 through January 24, 2013 due to a manufacturing defect which may affect the battery positive cable at the starter motor. This malfunction can cause an electrical short circuit and result in a vehicle fire causing catastrophic injury to occupants.

This recall began on March 20, 2013. Chrysler has advised owners to immediately refrain from driving their vehicles and to contact their dealers. Chrysler Group further advises affected owners not to park their vehicles in, or near, any structures. Dealers have agreed to inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler directly at 1-800-247-9753 and reference safety recall No. N18. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V103000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.