Chrysler Recalls Dodge Challenger After Vehicle Earns Top Safety Rating

The very last recall announcement of 2014 comes on the heels of Fiat Chrysler’s announcement concerning the company’s latest five-star safety rating awarded to the 2015 Dodge Challenger.

According to a series of news reports, the 2015 model of the vehicle has been recently recalled over an issue that may stem from the car’s instrument panel circuitry. The reports indicate that the panel’s circuitry may overload, increasing risks associated with a blanking digital speedometer. If that occurs while the vehicle is in use, it could go on for a few minutes and the gauges may end up swinging between cruising speeds and zero, making the driving much more dangerous to the driver. According to experts, this problem is just as dangerous as having a blacked-out digital speedometer since the driver may not be aware of how fast he or she is going.

Fiat Chrysler has announced the recall right after announcing its 2015 Dodge Challenger had been awarded a five-star safety rating. Nevertheless, consumers impacted should not ignore the campaign, especially because an unfixed circuitry could boost the chances of an auto accident.

The impacted units include all 2015 Dodge Challenger vehicles that were manufactured between June 30 and October 4th of 2014. At least 11,600 units were impacted.

The firm has stated that the blinking displays may not be the only consequence of an issue with the vehicle’s gauge cluster. According to Chrysler, the defect could also the theft alarm’s lights to remain illuminated for an undetermined amount of time, causing the cars to fail to have their bulbs checked when the vehicles are started. Once the impacted car is taken to a dealership, the vehicle will be inspected by a technician who must have the vehicle hooked to a diagnostic machine. New software program might be required if the problem is identified. Overloading problems should be avoided by technicians who use the three-stage startup process during the fix.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest reports regarding car safety tests, the 2015 Dodge Challenger was one of the few models to have received a five-star safety rating. The system is known as forwarding Collision Warning System the Challenger model is equipped with is one of the features praised by the federal regulators during the safety tests. The model also comes with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross path detection.

The recalled vehicles should be fixed immediately so people are safe from being involved in accidents caused by a blinking display problem.

If you have any further questions regarding this particular auto recall, make sure to have them addressed by the manufacturer as soon as possible. You may contact Chrysler or follow this link to read more about the recall.

Any accident associated with these recalled cars should be reported to the firm and the NHTSA promptly. Never ignore this kind of auto recall, especially because safety recall campaigns are usually associated with problems that could expose you and loved ones to serious crash risks. Be safe by responding to recalls that have impacted you immediately.


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