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Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans recalled due to overheating anti-lock brake systems

Consumer Reports News: May 07, 2012 11:38 AM

Chrysler is recalling nearly 120,000 2011-2012 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans in the U.S. The vehicles have electronic stability control (ESC) and anti-lock brake systems (ABS) which may overheat and cause loss of control, warns the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to company reports, Chrysler is unaware of any injuries, deaths or accidents due to the overheating ESC and ABS units in the sedans. The issue also affects about 8,725 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s in Canada.

NHTSA says Chrysler will notify Dodge Charger and Chrylser 300 owners affected by this recall this month. Owners will be instructed to bring in their recalled Chrysler vehicles to dealerships where mechanics will relocate the systems' fuse boxes for free.

For more information, consumers can contact Chrysler toll-free at 800-853-1403 or visit the NHTSA website at: www.safercar.gov.

Source:
Recall: 2011-2012 Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger - Anti-lock brakes; Campaign ID #: 12V197000 [NHTSA]
Chrysler recalls 127,350 Dodge Chargers, Chrysler 300s [Reuters]

Paul Eng

   

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