Chrysler has issued a recall for the V6 version of the 2013 Dodge Challenger (as pictured above in 2012MY) over the possibility of a wiring harness that could short circuit and lead to a fire. Owners of these V6 Challengers built from November 2012 through January 2013 are being urged to contact dealers immediately and, in the meantime, not to drive their cars or park in or near any buildings.

Chrysler estimates around 2,500 potentially affected Challengers are in owners' hands, while another 1,900 are still sitting on dealer lots. The total number of recalled vehicles is 4,459.

So far, Chrysler says that seven fires have been reported – none resulting in injuries. The company is instructing vehicle owners to contact their dealer to find out if their vehicle is included in the recall, but owners can also find the build date information of their vehicle by checking the label in the driver's door jamb.
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Statement: Wiring Issue

March 17, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - 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. Chrysler Group is aware of seven such incidents. None caused injury.

Affected owners are being contacted directly – by telephone and by mail. They are being advised to immediately refrain from driving their vehicles and to contact their dealers. Loaner vehicles will be provided, free of charge, until repairs are complete. Chrysler Group further advises affected owners not to park their vehicles in or near any structures.

Customers who are uncertain if they are affected should take the above precautions and inquire with their dealers.

This action affects only 2013 Dodge Challengers assembled with V-6 engines during an eight-week period ending Jan. 24, 2013.

The total recall population is 4,459 vehicles, of which approximately 1,900 are in dealer hands.


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      John Montgomery
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow another Chrysler fire? Why haven\'t they recalled the 5 million Jeeps for fires after rear end collisions? So many people on here.....Walt, John, act like an abused spouse. They get beat and blame everyone else. Typical American attitude. We lose or something bad happens it\'s everyone else fault. All cars have their issues. My family works for Toyota and I can say their last CEO damaged them tremendously. Their new CEO Akio has pledged to fix all the issues of the previous administration to include the cars. The majority of the toyota recalls stem from years before Akio. So far he is doing a good job. I am not going to say Toyota is the best for everyone, but it is the best for me. What works for me may not work for others. Really stop with the BS. This was posted by someone else but shows evidence of Ford cover ups and Ford blaming their drivers for defects. http://www.safetyresearch.net/2011/07/25/judge-finds-ford-fraudulently-concealed-electronic-causes-of-unintended-acceleration/ http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/07/judge-throws-out-ford-verdict-on-sudden-acceleration.html Every car manufacture has issues. Someday people on here will realize it. Comparing a recall for Camry vs a Challenger is stupid. Naturally the Camry sells much more than a Challenger.
        richard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John Montgomery
        Your family works for toyoyo? Seven dollar per hour temp workers? How are they doin`? I feel sorry for your family.
          John Montgomery
          • 1 Year Ago
          @richard
          Richard or should I just call you Dick? In case you were unaware Japan is not a third world nation. They compensate their employees very well and truth their staff like gold. With that being said, my family works here in the states. They make a great salary and have been treated very fair. Toyota doesn\'t need union scum to tell them how to treat their employees. Too bad GM and Ford haven\'t learned that yet. BTW, Toyota is not the only manufacture to hire temporary staff. GM, Ford, and Chrysler do too. Toyota pays them well too. Not to mention Toyota converted their temp staff into full time positions. So go be a \"dick\" somewhere else. http://marketing-interactive.com/news/23977 http://www.nasdaq.com/article/gm-to-hire-1000-staff-for-fourth-innovation-center---quick-facts-20130306-01065 http://www.4-traders.com/FORD-MOTOR-COMPANY-12542/news/Ford-Motor-Company-Ford-hiring-2-200-U-S-white-collar-staff-as-vehicle-lineup-expands-15766894/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/chrysler-hiring-up-to-500-temporary-and-part-time-workers-to-build-dodge-dart/
        Dale
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John Montgomery
        John, good to see you have no problem with more money going country. I know, here will come the comments about how Toywagons, Honda junk, Nissan trash, ect are made in the USA. (they are put together here, not "made" here). And because of our stupid, overbearing, government regulations and greedy unions, GM and Ford has to have some of their products built out of the country!
          USMC
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dale
          Well Dale, I have no problem with money going out of this country. I proudly served this country. Despite the cover ups and corruption I\'ve seen, I still believe in the our freedom. People have the right to choose what car they drive and where their money goes. It doesn\'t matter what you think. These foreign cars are made here; the Camry has more American parts than the Fusion. Those foreign car companies employ many hard working Americans. BMW, VW, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Fiat employ many of my brothers/sisters who served this country. Toyota actively recruited veterans. Speaking of Fiat, they are the reason why Chrysler is doing much better. Fiat is a foreign company. http://www.caranddriver.com/features/a-graphic-representation-of-whats-really-made-in-america-feature You\'re right Dale, our government is overbearing, but our unions played a significant role in why GM and Chrysler needed a bailout. These employees make $40.00 an hour and smoke pot/drink on their lunch break. One thing tough guy, our American Special Forces used the Tacoma in Iraq and Afghanistan because they are/were superior to anything made here. Here are some good photos for you: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?57724-Toyota-A-Stan-and-special-forces Another good article for you Dale. Best quote from the article “The Toyota Hilux is everywhere,” says Andrew Exum, a former Army Ranger and now a fellow of the Center for a New American Security. “It’s the vehicular equivalent of the AK-47. It’s ubiquitous to insurgent warfare. And actually, recently, also counterinsurgent warfare. It kicks the hell out of the Humvee.” http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/10/14/why-rebel-groups-love-the-toyota-hilux.html You know Dale, the fact you are Ford fan, you have the audacity to talk about junky cars? The fusion and escape are both on their 5th recall for model year 2013. Also if I remember correctly, the mustang had a fire issue too. By all means have an opinion but don\'t be so narrow minded. Like it or not, this is a global economy. Semper FI
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          @Dale
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          The Friendly Grizzly
          @Dale
          Dale, you can call a stock broker and buy all the shares you want in any of those companies. As for "put together here not "made" here", tell that to the Nissan folks in Smyrna Tennessee, where they have a complete stamping plant. Or the folks down in Decherd MS making engines in a foundry Nissan runs? or the assembly line right nearby that makes a US-only model of van? The days of the kit car are long gone.
          BlowhardAzz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dale
          OMGLOLWTF USMC IS FAKE FAKE FAKE LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!
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          @Dale
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          @Dale
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        cololx6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John Montgomery
        Recall 5 million Jeeps for what? Being configured with equipment that meets all applicable safety standards? Would you also like them to recall the millions of Jeeps that will injure passengers more gravely than drivers because passenger-side airbags didn't exist yet?
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        Walt
        • 1 Year Ago
        4,459 vehicles recalled? How does that compare to Toyota's recall numbers of late?
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        So says the Heckling Professional
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        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        Ya just just had to say something about others. Didn't ya. You have no comment on the car what soever. But just couldnt resist talking trash to others.
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          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          Well you bashed me by including me in with those other idiots you mentioned. And jumping to the conclusion about what we would say. just to prove you wrong I will not say anything about the car
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        Spies1
        • 1 Year Ago
        WMB, he also post using yomama6500, yomama6501...yomama6053, adam1keith1980, carguy1701, tiberious1701,
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          @Spies1
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      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      4450 Challengers recalled and idiots yell about quality? LOL How many cars did Recall Motors (Toyota) ask for back in the last year? Yeah. :) Have a nice day.
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        @Street King
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          Smilez1105
          • 1 Year Ago
          So let\'s see here: Let\'s say we rank them from this century, shall we? 3) GM - 2004 2) Toyota - 2010 1) Ford -2009 And your link conveniently does not include 2012... WMB, just say, \"I am a hater\". Remember what we talked about, the first step is acceptance.
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          Smilez1105
          • 1 Year Ago
          Cancel the last sentence...carry on.
          Smilez1105
          • 1 Year Ago
          I don't know what conspiracy theories you've got going on, but I'm not Tom.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        Toyota isn't asking for $40,000 for a hunk of plastic
          Bill Burke
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bobby_Sards
          Oh Bobby are you wrong. My son owns a 2013 Challenger R/T and it is a solid, smooth and comfortable automobile. This is the best muscle car out there and he shopped them all, one drive is all you would need to agree. Hunk of plastic? No Bobby, absolutely not. Drive one yourself, please.
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      This goes to show that Chrysler still has a ways to go, what with this car being the smoking gun pointing to the quality control issues, and all that. This is definitely going to get some heat under some peoples' collars, and I expect the usual fanboys and apologists to handle it like a hot potato even as they get flamed by their opponents. The burning question on everyone's mind will be this - how can Chrysler explain this? Look for someone to put Chrysler on the hot seat and start grilling them for answers. This automaker had better start burning the midnight oil in preparation for the media firestorm that's sure to follow.
        fuzzyfish6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        "The burning question on everyone's mind will be this - how can Chrysler explain this?" How about... it's complex manufacturing, **** happens. You know, a reason that any rational person could have came up with.
          Gorgenapper
          • 1 Year Ago
          @fuzzyfish6
          Apparently, you also fail to get the joke.
          Lutz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @fuzzyfish6
          we all got the "joke", it sucks... Although yeah, they need to be aware of what exactly did went wrong...
        Siraco
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        thats so hot
        michigan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        I stopped reading after a couple of those bad puns
      Karfreek
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait, a vendor sends a bad part, its caught on the line, reworked (that's what it is called in the industry) most likely with the vendors buy in as the liability is too high for Chrysler to "just do it" on their own. And now it did not hold up and Chrysler is doing the right thing with a media blitz and calling customers, providing loaners and issuing a stop sail and they are hung on the cross over 4,000 cars. Didn't GM just produce a couple model years of Canyons and Colorados that were missing a federally mandated hood latch? I think Chrysler is doing the right thing and doing OK in my book.
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        @Karfreek
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          Karfreek
          • 1 Year Ago
          It's why I carry good insurance. I've had a Mercury catch on fire while driving. Hi-beam switch mounted in the floor (u old enough to remember those?) shorted out. Nothing like fire at your left foot while in traffic.
      Dennis Olson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its such a shame that quality is nonexistent :(
      Ben Stone
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks more like the 69 camaro than the classic charger..
        kingrat001
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Stone
        It's not supposed to look like a Charger, it's a Challenger.
          Bobby_Sards
          • 1 Year Ago
          @kingrat001
          oh...who cares. Its a stupid badge which has nothing to do with the car. Just so old people can buy it and feel nostalgic
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      timber
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's one good looking car. I wish we had it here in Europe.
      wsbfan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah, just like the Challengers of old.
        Bill Burke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wsbfan
        I own a 1970 Challenger R/T and she runs like a top after all these years. Those "old" Challengers are worth a ton of money today and I can tell you one reason, Dodge made cars that ran well and lasted. I have the Challenger to prove it sitting in my garage.
          Dale
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bill Burke
          Hard to beat the old classics. I myself have a '68 Ford Torino GT. I used to cruse around with two of my friends that had '73 Challenger's. Both cars were red. One had a built 318. The other friend had a very built 426 wedge from a 63 or 64 Dodge in his Challenger.
      The Friendly Grizzly
      So, Ford is making Chrysler's wiring harnesses now?
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