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Chrysler has issued an unusually dire warning to some owners of its Dodge Challenger muscle car warning them to park the vehicles until it can make repairs due to a risk of fire.
According to Chrysler, the wiring harness is the source of the problem due to a batch of potentially mis-wired electrical components. If that's the case, the harness can overheat and lead to a fire. The problem affects only those models equipped with a V-6 engine.
The carmaker says it has so far received word of seven incidents involving the 2013 Dodge Challenger. It is warning motorists to park the vehicles outside of their garages and away from homes or other structures in case they do catch fire.
The recall involves 4,459 of the coupes built between Dec. 3 and Jan. 24 of this year. Chrysler reports 2,500 have been delivered to customers, the rest still on dealer lots. The problem does not affect owners of Challenger models equipped with the maker's bigger V-8 engines.
While automakers often take their time reaching out to customers involved in recalls, Chrysler is attempting to contact owners immediately by phone or mail to alert them to the problem. It says it will offer free loaners to affected owners until repairs can be made.
The urgent warning is unusual but not unique. Last July, Ford Motors warned 11,500 owners of the then-new 2013 Escape crossover to park their cars because of a defective fuel line that could split and lead to a fire.
In 2010, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he felt owners of some Toyota vehicles should park their vehicles due to a problem related to so-called unintended acceleration. The nation's top automotive safety chief quickly reversed that recommendation, however.
Chrysler plans to make repairs to the Challenger as quickly as possible at no charge to affected owners.
The carmaker advises owners of 2013 Challengers equipped with V-6 engines to call their dealer to determine if their vehicles are covered by the recall.
 

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Thanks, Joe! Newer V6'ers take heed!
 

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That's scary. I hate to see stuff like this.
 

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I am not one of them, but thank you for the info that is one big reason people that has one of these great cars should be on here. big thank you Joe reps to you my friend
 

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I think the GM recall, actually the resulting law suits, are playing a big part in the fast response by auto makers to notify Customers and correct issues as soon as it is determined to be a safety issue. One life lost is priceless, but a lawyer can place a multimillion dollar value on it in court.....the bottom line is the dollar sign..........
Graet find Joe!
 

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That's something to take very seriously.
 

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Article found here.
That article is over a year old. It mentions 2,500 owners were affected (the rest of the recalled 2013 V-6 cars were yet unsold); surely they were contacted long ago?

Was this not discussed back then (I don't know, as it didn't affect me)?
 

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That article is over a year old. It mentions 2,500 owners were affected (the rest of the recalled 2013 V-6 cars were yet unsold); surely they were contacted long ago?

Was this not discussed back then (I don't know, as it didn't affect me)?
Don't know, just ran across this yesterday. Did not notice the date.
 

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Yes, that is an old story as I remember reading it back when I picked up my 2013 in March of last year, but found it only applied to the V6.

Still no harm in re-posting for those who might not know or have not seen it.
 
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