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Dodge Challenger Recalled for Fire Risk

2013 Dodge Challenger. Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Group has issued a recall for 4,459 2013 Challenger sports cars from its Dodge brand.

In a statement, Chrysler Group says the wiring harness in the cars could 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."

The New York Times reports that the recall affects roughly 2,500 Dodge Challengers with V6 engines. "About 1,900 other Challengers are also being recalled, but those are still on dealer lots, the automaker said. Under federal regulations, dealers must carry out such recalls before the vehicles can be sold."

Because of the risk of fire, Chrysler Group says, "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."

If you have a Dodge Challenger and think it may be affected by the recall, The Detroit Bureau says Chrysler Group "advises owners of 2013 Challengers equipped with V-6 engines to call their dealer to determine if their vehicles are covered by the recall."

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