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Dodge Dart Recall 13V238000

The Engine May Stall Without Warning

Recall Details

The powertrain control module (PCM) manages the engine operation. Turbocharged vehicles equipped with a dual dry clutch transmission have a programming concern with the PCM that could allow the engine to stall when the outside temperature is below 20 degrees. An unexpected engine stall can increase the risk of a crash so your Dodge dealer will update the PCM programming to correct this problem.

Our Quick Take

Certain 2013 Dodge Dart models equipped with a turbocharged engine could stall while driving.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of the affected vehicles. If you are experiencing an engine stalling condition, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N32.

Engine, June 4, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 4, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,907
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V238000
Component
POWER TRAIN

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013 and equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine and dual dry clutch transmission. These vehicles may experience an engine stall when the temperature is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.
Consequence
If the engine stalls while driving it may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N32.
Notes
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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