Chrysler has issued a recall for 4,459 Dodge Challengers with V-6 engines after faulty wiring was discovered which may cause the cars to overheat and catch fire. The recall will only affect one model of the Challengers; the 2013 V-6 engine Challenger that was produced before January 24, 2013. There have been seven reports of fire in the vehicles but Chrysler has not identified where the short occurs. A spokesperson for Chrysler stated a shipment of electrical components that were not configured properly arrived at the assembly plant which had to be reworked. Chrysler is contacting consumers to arrange transport of the vehicles to the dealership to resolve the problem and fix the incorrect wiring. Chrysler has also warned consumers to not park in a garage or near structure in fear of a potential fire spreading from the vehicle.
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The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Usually when consumers here of an auto recall they expect the numbers to be in the hundreds of thousands to millions. Take for example in 2009 Toyota recalled 2.4 million vehicles due to a sticking accelerator problem that caused several fatal accidents. Despite this being a small recall, it is still a very serious recall. The potential for a fire can affect more lives than just the driver of the vehicle. The company’s warning to not park in a garage or near structure should not be taken lightly. If a fire were to start under the hood of the vehicle at the time a driver parks, the fire may go undetected and spread from the vehicle to a building, putting many lives at risk.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a situation involving a recalled vehicle, you should contact a Virginia (VA) personal injury attorney to determine what your legal rights are. When choosing an attorney, you will want to choose a Virginia (VA) defective product lawyer with a proven track record of success.
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