Chrysler recalls 9,688 Dodge Charger police vehicles

Chrysler is recalling 9,688 Dodge Charger police vehicles to change and relocate the ABS/ESC fuse and replace the headlamp jumper harness.

The safety recall affects Dodge Charger models produced between July 5, 2010, and December 20, 2011. Chrysler

Chrysler Group announced the recall of 9,688 Dodge Charger police vehicles built between 2011 and 2012, to change and relocate the ABS/ESC fuse and replace the headlamp jumper harness.

Some police vehicles were built with front headlamps that could experience a loss of low-beam operation as a result of an overheated bulb harness connector. Other vehicles may experience a loss of ABS/ESC as a result of an overheated power distribution module, Chrysler Group said in a press release.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site, "this could lead to loss of visibility and/or braking ability, increasing the risk of crash."

"The conditions tend to occur when police vehicles are exposed to severe police duty vehicle cycles for an extended period of time including long durations of high speed, evasive driving when used as training vehicles for police forces and extended idling," said David Dillon, head of product investigation and campaigns for Chrysler Group, in the release. "We will continue to monitor the retail fleet for any occurrence of this condition beyond police vehicles."

Owners can contact Chrysler Group at 1-800-853-1403 for more information.

No accidents or injuries related to the problem, Chrysler said.

 

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