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RECALL 16V739000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
« on: November 26, 2016, 01:47:50 pm »
CAMPAIGN #: 16V739000
MAKE: DODGE / RAM
MODEL: CHARGER (POLICE) / 2500 / 3500 / 4500 / 5500
YEAR: 2007 - 2014
MFR CAMPAIGN #: S68
COMPONENT DESCRIPTION: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
MANUFACTURER: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
BEGIN DATE OF MANUFACTURING:
END DATE OF MANUFACTURING:
POTENTIAL # OF UNITS AFFECTED: 74,823
MANUFACTURERS OF RECALLED VEHICLES/PRODUCTS: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
REPORT RECEIVED DATE: 20161013
RECORD CREATION DATE: 20161027
REGULATION PART #:
FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD #:
DEFECT SUMMARY:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Charger Police vehicles, 2007-2013 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2013 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, and 2013 RAM 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a 220 amp alternator that may suddenly fail.

CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY:
If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

CORRECTIVE SUMMARY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator with a revised alternator, free of charge. Parts are not currently available, but beginning on November 25, 2016 owners will be notified of the recall and they will be sent a second letter when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S68.

RECALL NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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