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Recall 12V197000

Loss of ABS/ESC Function Due to Overheated Fuse Box

Brakes, May 1, 2012
Affected Cars

Chrysler

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

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.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles during May, 2012. Problems may be noted with the ABS/ESC systems, or there may be no symptoms related to this recall. If 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.

Summary:

These vehicles may lose anti-lock brake and electronic stability control system function due to an overheated power distribution center. This could lead to loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will relocate the ABE/ESC system fuse to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is M10.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: May 1, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V197000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

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

Potential Number of Units Affected: 119,072

Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 300 AND DODGE CHARGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

Consequence: THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

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

Notes: CHRYSLER’S RECALL NUMBER IS M10. 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.

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