Chrysler Recalls 10,000 Dodge Charger Police Interceptors

Overheating issues causing loss of visibility and braking ability force Chrysler to recall Charger police cars.

Overheating issues has forced Chrysler to recall a total of 9,688 units of its 2011-12 Dodge Charger Pursuits police cars the company built from July 2010 to December 2011. There's a problem with the low-beam headlight bulb harness connector that can overheat and cause the low beams to fail. The power distribution fuse for the electronic stability control and anti-lock braking system is also prone to overheating resulting in car's losing ABS and stability control.

"The conditions tend to occur when police vehicles are exposed to severe police-duty vehicle cycles for an extended period of time, including long durations of high speed, evasive driving when used as training vehicles for police forces and extended idling," said David Dillon, head of product investigation and campaigns. "We will continue to monitor the retail fleet for any occurrence of this condition beyond police vehicles." Owners and dealers are to be notified during March and service centers will replace the headlight jumper harness and relocate the ABS/ESC system fuse free of charge.

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