Don't Drive a V6 Challenger

Specific 2013 Challenger V6 models are being recalled due to a possible fire risk.

We love the Dodge Challenger and, in all honesty, even the base model with its new 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower isn’t a bad choice. But there’s still no question that the optional 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter Hemi V8s are the better and more fun way to go. But here’s another reason why V8 is the way to go: Chrysler has just announced that its MY2013 Dodge Challenger V6 is being recalled due to the possibility of a wiring harness that could short-circuit and overheat, leading to a potential fire.

Owners of approximately 2,500 six-cylinder Challengers built from November 2012 through January 2013 are being contacted directly by the automaker to bring their car to a nearby dealer and have the issue repaired. A total of 4,459 vehicles are affected by this recall but 1,900 still remain on dealer lots. Chrysler is actually telling these owners not to drive their cars until the problem has been resolved. Hemi V8 models, thankfully, remain perfect in every way.

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