Chrysler is recalling at least 15,000 2013 Dodge Dart vehicles after tests revealed faulty computer programs that control the engine
and transmission, resulting in the cars stalling in cold temperatures. This is Chrysler’s third recall since the company refused the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recommendations to recall over 2.7 million Jeep Cherokees and other older models.
The recent recall stemmed after testing a parked Dart in a room of about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. After eight hours, the car stalled just after it started. Following up with dealers, the company learned that there have been similar complaints made by customers. If the car stalls in cold temperatures and loses its power, it increases the risk of crashes and injuries.
The Dart is the first car of Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat SpA’s collaboration. Through April, over 31,000 Darts were sold; however, only the vehicles manufactured from March 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013 have program issues.
Beginning in June, Chrysler will notify owners of the recall and are offering free reprogramming by dealers. Owners of the 2013 Dodge Dart can contact Chrysler with questions.
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