Lack of Backup Software Prompts Recall for Dodge Dart Vehicles

Lack of Backup Software Prompts Recall for Dodge Dart Vehicles
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March 8, 2016

Chrysler has announced a recall for certain vehicles due to an electrical system glitch.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Dart vehicles, equipped with a 2.0L engine and a manual transmission. In the affected vehicles, the powertrain control module that monitors the engine torque output may be missing a backup layer of software.

Without a backup layer of software, the control module may fail to prevent an un-commanded torque event, increasing the risk of a crash.

In addition to the 2016 models, the manufacturer is also recalling 2015 vehicles similarly equipped and brought in for dealer service between September 15, 2015 and January 12, 2016.

Dodge believes that about 1,200 vehicles are potentially impacted by this issue.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Engine Control Module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.