Chrysler Recalls 14,800 Cars for Powertrain Control Modules

Earlier today, Chrysler Group LLC announced a recall that will affect almost 15,000 2013 Dodge Dart models. The automaker has issued the recall to recalibrate the powertrain control modules, as internal testing discovered some cars stalled immediately after startup. After being parked for eight hours in a 20-degree F climate chamber, the vehicle was tested, driving a short distance and coming to a stop. When trying to start up again, it immediately stalled. Further investigation of this incident showed reports of similar occurrences by dealers. As of now, Chrysler is unaware of any injury or accident associated with the recall. All 2013 Dodge Dart models with a 1.4-liter engine and dual clutch transmission will be recalled, with the majority being in the U.S., with some in Canada, Mexico, and outside the NAFTA region.
Chrysler will notify the owners directly, and dealers will perform the recalibrations at no cost to the owners. Owners who have questions can contact Chrysler by phone at (800) 853-1403. Source: Newspress USA