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Chrysler recalling 49K Chargers for headlight components

Fri, 14 Mar 2014

Chrysler has issued a recall for about 49,375 2011 and 2012 Dodge Chargers with halogen headlamps due to a problem with the lights. The automaker says that there could be an issue with the jumper harness and other related components.

The automaker says that 43,450 cars are affected in the US, 2,850 in Canada, 375 in Mexico and 2,700 outside of North America. The vehicles will have their headlight assemblies, including the jumper harnesses and bulbs, inspected and potentially replaced. Dodge says that its engineers investigated reports of that were similar to what was found when it recalled about 10,000 police Chargers in 2012 for overheating light components. There have been no injuries or accidents related to fault, according to Chrysler.

The automaker will be in contact with affected owners, and schedule the service. Naturally, any repairs will be free of charge. Scroll down for the company's full announcement.

Statement: Jumper Harness

March 13, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group is recalling approximately 49,400 full-size cars to inspect and replace, if necessary, various headlamp components.

Customer service data led Chrysler Group engineers to investigate reports similar to those that prompted a 2012 recall. The campaign involved police vehicles equipped with jumper harnesses and other components that overheated.

Chrysler Group was not aware of any related injuries or accidents in the 2012 campaign, nor is the Company aware of any injuries or accidents involving the current recall.

Chrysler Group will inspect and replace, if necessary, headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs, or headlamp assemblies, on certain model-year 2011-2012 Dodge Chargers equipped with halogen headlamps. Repair costs will be borne by the Company.

Affected are approximately 43,450 vehicles in the U.S., 2,850 in Canada, 375 in Mexico and 2,700 outside the NAFTA region.

Chrysler Group will contact affected customers and advise them when to schedule service. Customers who remain concerned may call 1-800-853-1403.

By Chris Bruce

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