2012 Dodge Charger Recalls
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
When the vehicle transmission is not in the park position and the vehicle door is open, there may not be adequate warning from the vehicle, resulting in an occupant feeling safe to exit the vehicle while not shifted into the park position. This could result in the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly, increasing risk of injury.
The vehicle may install using the supplied tire jack if the wheels are not secured with chocks properly. This can cause increased risk of vehicle damage and personal injury.
The side air bag curtains and seat air bags may deploy suddenly without warning due to an overly sensitive calibration of the side impact sensors.
The alternator can fail, causing loss of electrical power and possible engine stalling.
Wiring that carries power to the low beam headlights may overheat, causing them to stop operating.
Certain 2011-2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger & Charger models are being recalled because the airbag system my not deploy as expected in the event of a crash.
The anti-lock brake and electronic stability control systems may fail to function as expected due to loss of electrical power as a result of an overheated fuse box.
Vehicles with the police option package are being recalled because the low beam headlamps and/or anti-lock brake system (ABS) can fail.
On certain SRT8 models, the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) may be calibrated to warn the driver of a low tire when the pressure reaches 22psi instead of the required 24psi.