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Dodge Recalls 2013 Challenger V-6 Models For Potential Fire Risk 18
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2013 Dodge Challenger, Automotive, Dodge, Kurt, News, Recall on 03 18th, 2013
2013 Dodge Challenger (V-8 powered R/T model shown) - image: Chrysler Group LLC

2013 Dodge Challenger (V-8 powered R/T model shown) – image: Chrysler Group LLC

The Dodge Challenger, like its pony car rivals from Ford and Chevy, is available in V-6 or V-8 engined versions. The V-6 Challenger gets a 3.6-liter V-6, rated at 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough to produce reasonable acceleration while returning fuel economy up to 27 mpg on the highway.

As Chrysler tells us, 2013 Dodge Challenger V-6 models assembled between late November 2012 and January 24, 2013 are the subject of the brand’s latest recall, for a fire risk related to a potentially faulty wiring harness. A total of 4,459 vehicles are affected by this recall, with some 1,900 still on dealer lots.

That puts roughly 2,500 in customer hands, and Chrysler is taking the risk of fire very seriously: owners of affected vehicles are being contacted via telephone (and mail), with instructions to park their Challengers until a loaner vehicle (and service appointment) can be scheduled with their local dealership.

The wiring harness at the heart of this recall can overheat, leading to the potential for fire. To date, seven fires have been reported, none resulting in injury.

If you own a 2013 V-6 Dodge Challenger delivered after November of 2012, we’d suggest you contact your dealership as soon as possible to determine if your VIN is part of the recall. In the mean time, do we even need to tell you to park the car outside?

Toyota suspending sale of eight models immediately 27
Posted by Edward - JapanCarBlog in Brakes, Press Release, Recall, TOYOTA, Toyota Brakes, Toyota Recall on 01 27th, 2010

Toyota Brakes Recall Suspension

In an unprecedented move, Toyota has suspended sales of eight models until it fixes the stuck accelerator pedal problem that has led to a huge recall.

“Helping ensure the safety of our customers and restoring confidence in Toyota are very important to our company,” said Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter in a press release. “This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. We’re making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible.”

The models include the 2009-2010 RAV4; 2009-2010 Corolla; 2009-2010 Matrix; 2005-2010 Avalon; certain 2007-2010 Camrys; 2010 Highlander; 2007-2010 Tundra; and the 2008-2010 Sequoia.

Toyota is in danger of losing its top quality ranking to Hyundai, according to a test engineer at Consumer Reports, which releases it annual rankings in April.