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Recall Alert: 160 amp alternator

Chrysler recalls vehicles with electrical issue
The alternator may suddenly fail


10/16/2014


Chrysler Group is recalling 434,581 model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured June 17, 2010, to December 23, 2013, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator.

The alternator may suddenly fail. If this happens the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler is expected to begin notifying owners of this recall on November 28, 2014. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60.

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October 16, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Chrysler Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 470,000 cars and SUVs globally to resolve an alternator issue.

The action will eliminate a condition that may potentially drain the battery, leading to loss of electrical power which may increase steering effort, decrease brake effectiveness, cause stability-control deactivation, stalling and -- in the most severe case -- initiate fire at the alternator. Chrysler Group is unaware of any related injuries or incidents involving fire. The Company is aware of one accident that was potentially related to this campaign.

The recall is limited to vehicles equipped with electric hydraulic steering and 3.6-liter V-6 engines. Affected are model-year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans, Dodge Challenger coupes, Dodge Durango SUVs and model-year 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

An estimated 434,581 are in the U.S.; 16,080 are in Canada; 2,335 are in Mexico and 17,000 are outside the NAFTA region.

All affected customers will be notified next month by Chrysler Group. Service cost will be borne by the Company.

Customers with questions may call Chrysler Group’s Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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Chrysler Alternator Lawsuit Says Owners Tired of Problems
Lawsuit alleges Chrysler alternators can catch fire while owners wait for replacement parts.



Chrysler Alternator Lawsuit Says Owners Tired of Problems

March 11, 2015 —

The subject of Chrysler alternator problems is headed to court as a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed alleging Chrysler (now FCA US) used defective 160-amp alternators that can catch fire.

In July 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into alternator failures in 123,000 model year 2011-2012 Dodge Chargers.

Then in October 2014, Chrysler recalled over 470,000 model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles to replace the alternators. At that time, Chrysler said the 160-amp alternator could fail, cause the battery to drain and the vehicle to stall.

The alternator lawsuit alleges the alternators not only fail, but can also catch on fire and are so dangerous the vehicles shouldn't be driven.

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Lead plaintiff Robert Madatyan claims Chrysler is making owners wait up to six months to get the alternators replaced. That's six months of leaving the vehicles parked and unusable, according to the alternator lawsuit. Madatyan claims Chrysler has refused to reimburse owners for rental cars while owners wait for the replacement alternators.

Additionally, the lawsuit alleges Chrysler should pay damages and restitution for loss of use and loss of market value.

The proposed Chrysler alternator class-action lawsuit could include over 430,000 model year 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Dodge Durangos, 2011-2014 Chrysler 300s and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees.

The Chrysler alternator lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles - Madatyan v. Chrysler Group LLC et al.

The plaintiff is represented by the Margarian Law Firm.

Read owner-reported complaints about the vehicles named in the Chrysler alternator lawsuit:

Chrysler 300
Dodge Charger
Dodge Challenger
Dodge Durango
Jeep Grand Cherokee


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