Chrysler Recalls 434,600 Cars for Possible Alternator Failure, Stall Risk
Chrysler is recalling about 434,600 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles because the alternator may fail suddenly.
The recall affects certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with a 306L engine and a 160 amp alternator.
If the alternator fails, the car could stall without warning.
Chrysler will begin notifying owners of this recall in November, but a remedy is still under development.
Owners with questions can contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened an investigation into model year 2011-2012 Dodge Chargers for a related problem.
ODI identified 14 complaints in which drivers claim that the alternator failed, resulting in a stalled engine. Half of the complaints involved incidents that occurred while driving at or above 40 mph.
Another incident states that the car stopped in a traffic lane and the alternator began smoking.
A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect.