Chrysler recalls nearly 10,000 units of its Dodge Charger police interceptor

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Chrysler Group LLC has recalled a total of 9,688 units of its Dodge Charger police vehicles built last year. The recall is being rolled out due to an overheating issue that may lead to headlamp or brake failure.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the issue could cause loss of visibility or braking ability – increasing the risk of a crash.

“The conditions tend to occur when police vehicles are exposed to severe police duty vehicle cycles for an extended period of time including, long durations of high speed, evasive driving when used as training vehicles for police forces and extended idling,” said David Dillon, Head of Product Investigation and Campaigns. “We will continue to monitor the retail fleet for any occurence of this condition beyond police vehicles.”

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Chrysler said it will be relocating the ABS/ESC fuse and replace the headlamp jumper harness. The Auburn Hills automaker said it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews