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Recall 14V101000

Low Beam Headlight Wiring Overheats And Stops Working

Recall Details

The wiring sub-harnesses for the headlights may overheat, and the low beam headlights may fail. Dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs or the headlight assemblies as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Wiring that carries power to the low beam headlights may overheat, causing them to stop operating.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Chrysler recall number is P08.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, March 4, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 4, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
43,445
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V101000
Component
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 20, 2010, through November 8, 2011, and equipped with halogen headlamps. In the affected vehicles, a sub-harness for the headlights may overheat and cause the low beam headlights to go out.
Consequence
Loss of headlights reduces the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs, or the headlamp assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 2, 2014. Owners may contract Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P08. This recall concerns non-police vehicles. A separate campaign was launched in 2012 to address police vehicles. See NHTSA recall 12V-042.
Notify
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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