Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Challenger vehicles

Report Receipt Date: MAR 21, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V103000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,051
Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)

  • DODGE / CHALLENGER / 2013

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

SUMMARY: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured from December 3, 2012, through January 24, 2013 and equipped with a V6 engine. The battery positive cable at the starter motor may experience an electrical short circuit to ground.

CONSEQUENCE: A short circuit could lead to a vehicle fire.

REMEDY: Chrysler has begun notifying owners and they are being advised to immediately refrain from driving their vehicles and to contact their dealers. Chrysler Group further advises affected owners not to park their vehicles in, or near, any structures. Dealers will replace the under hood starter cable assembly, free of charge. The recall notification began on March 20, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

NOTES: Chrysler's recall campaign number is N18. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.