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Chrysler recalls 440k vehicles with electrical issue

The vehicles may stall without warning, posing a crash risk

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Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 442,214 model year 2011-2014 Dodge Challengers, Dodge Chargers, Chrysler 300s, Dodge Durangos, and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees.

The vehicles have electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and are equipped with a 5.7L or a 3.6L engine and a 160, 180 or 220 amp alternator.

In the recalled vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail, stalling the vehicles without warning, posing the risk of a crash. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the alternator and depending on the part number, will replace the alternator, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 24, 2017. 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T36.

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