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Dodge Charger recall 12V042000

The Low Beams and/or ABS System May Fail
Electrical & Lights, February 6, 2012

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Vehicles with the police option package are being recalled because the low beam headlamps and/or anti-lock brake system (ABS) can fail.


As of this writing, Chrysler has not released a notification schedule for vehicle owners. If you are experiencing problems with the headlights or anti-lock brake system, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


On vehicles equipped with the police option package, the low beam headlamps could fail due to an overheated harness connector. ABS/ESC system function may also be lost due to an overheated power distribution center. This could lead to a loss of visibility and/or braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harness and relocate the ABS/ESC system fuse within the power distribution center to correct these concerns. The Chrysler recall number is M01.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2011, 2012

Mfr's Report Date:
February 6, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V042000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 9688

Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 and 2012 DODGE CHARGER POLICE VEHICLES. THE LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS OF SOME VEHICLES COULD FAIL DUE TO AN OVERHEATED BULB HARNESS CONNECTOR. OTHER VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

Consequence: THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VISIBILITY AND/OR BRAKING ABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP JUMPER HARNESSES AND RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE WITHIN THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: CHRYSLER'S RECALL NUMBER IS M01.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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