FCA US has issued a recall for several Dodge Dart vehicles because of the control modules and mounting brackets problem.
According to the car manufacturer, several units of the Dodge Dart will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The condition has been discovered during an investigation prompted by a small number of warranty claims and the control modules and mounting brackets are said to contribute to a loss of motive power.
“An FCA US investigation prompted by a small number of warranty claims discovered a control-module mounting bracket may apply too much force and disrupt the function of a circuit board within the module. This condition, unique to certain cars equipped with dual dry-clutch transmissions (DDCT), may cause the transmission to shift into neutral. However, the engine remains on and the vehicle’s air-bags, as well as other safety features, are unaffected”, says the automaker in its press release.
The total number of affected vehicles stands at 23,629 and these are from the 2013 to 2015 model year. The Dodge Dart referred to has been produced between the 24th of February, 2012, and the 16th of June, 2015. Owners of these models will be notified by Chrysler and the company’s dealers will be replacing the TCM and bracket free of charge. For extra details on the topic, owners of the above mentioned vehicles can contact the Chrysler Customer Service at 1 800 853 1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.