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Dodge Recalls 9,600 Police Chargers

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On: Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:16PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Dodge Recalls 9,600 Police Chargers

Dodge has issued a recall to bring back 9,688 Chargers built in 2011 and 2012 equipped with its police package. It seems these criminal catchers have multiple issues. One problem has to do with the low-beam headlamps, which can burn out due to the bulb harness connector burning out. The second issue stems from the power distribution center having the propensity to overheat and shorting out the ABS and electronic stability control systems.

Obviously, being able to see the road as well as having the aid of safety systems are all paramount to any kind of high speed pursuit and Chrysler has said they will begin the recall as early as March.

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov ...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Dodge / Charger2011-2012
Manufacturer:Chrysler Group LLC
Mfr's Report Date:Feb 06, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V042000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock: Control unit/module
Potential Number of Units Affected:9,688


Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Dodge Charger police vehicles. The low beam headlamps of some vehicles could fail due to an overheated bulb harness connector. Other vehicles may lose abs/esc system function due to an overheated power distribution center.


This could lead to loss of visibility and/or braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.


Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and relocate the ABS/ESC system fuse within the power distribution center, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.


Chrysler's recall number is M01. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Stephy21 | 10:17AM (Tue, Feb 14, 2012)

I haven't really seen to many police Dodge Chargers but i have seen State troopers in them but hopefully they wont have any problems.


Sami18 | 11:10AM (Tue, Feb 14, 2012)

Never seen a recall for police cars, but hey their is always a first for everything.

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