Recall roundup: Dodge Challenger for fire risk image

The North American based automaker Dodge has recently announced a recall for the Challenger muscle cars because of a potential fire risk.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 4, 459 units of the Dodge Challenger will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the potential fire risk problem solved. Dodge says that because of a potential short-circuit, a wire harness may overheat and this can lead to a possible fire, increasing the risk of injury and / or crash.

“Chrysler Group is recalling approximately 2,500 model-year 2013 Dodge Challengers now in customer hands to address a potential short-circuit. This condition could cause a wire harness to overheat and possibly lead to fire”, as Dodge says in its official press release.

A total of 4,459 units of the 2013 Dodge Challenger will be affected by this recall, out of which 2,500 have been sold and another 1,900 are still sitting on dealer lots. The affected vehicles are equipped with the V6 diesel engines and they have been assembled during an 8-week period ending on January 24, 2013. Owners of the 2013 Dodge Challenger will be contacted by telephone or mail.