The Chrysler groups is recalling about 119,000 model year of 2011 and 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans in the United States because of a technical snag in the anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems. (Photo : Chrysler Group LLC. All rights)
The Chrysler groups is recalling about 119,000 model year of 2011 and 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans in the United States because of a technical snag in the anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems.
The automaker found in a routine experiments in 2011 and 2012 version models of Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger can overheat and blow a fuse. The engineers at Chrysler comes to the conclusion that if the fuse blows, then the driver may lose control over the braking systems, which will also result in stability control systems to malfunction.
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In a complaint filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler has stated that with the loss of the fuse in the vehicles, the anti-lock braking systems will lose its control over the vehicle leading to serious crashes.
"We have been working on the technical snag for many months and we have finally resolved it by inducting a new version of engineering solution. We have filed a complaint with the NHTSA that the mentioned technical snag can lead to serious injuries and would require an immediate recall for 119,000 numbers of Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger as of now. And the models will be fitted with latest anti-lock, fuse and stability control systems," said David Dillion, Head of Product Investigations and Campaigns for Chrysler Group.
The Chrysler also said in an official complaint that so far there are no accidents or crashes have been reported due to the malfunction of fuse in the two models.
"We know the inconveniences to Chrysler customers. And we also know that things need to be fixed up soon to avoid any major crashes or injuries. So, we are recalling the models as the best in the interest of our customers. We would expect the customers to cooperate in fixing the technical error," added Dillion.