Fiat Chrysler Issues Parking Brake Recall

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Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for certain Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles, including the 2023 Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, and Chrysler 300, due to improperly adjusted parking brakes. This condition may lead to the vehicles rolling unexpectedly when the parking brake is engaged, posing a significant safety risk.

Key Recall Information

  • Recall Date: February 15, 2024
  • Last Updated: February 16, 2024
  • Notification Type: Compliance Mfr
  • System Affected: Brakes
  • Issued by: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 01B
  • Units Affected: 76
  • Safety Risk: Increased risk of injury or crash due to the potential for the vehicle to roll when parked.
  • Corrective Actions: Owners will be notified by FCA Canada to bring their vehicles to a dealership for proper parking brake adjustment.

The issue stems from the parking brake possibly not being adjusted correctly during manufacturing. As a result, there is an increased risk that the vehicle could move suddenly if the parking brake is believed to be securely engaged, escalating the chance of injury or an accident.

FCA’s Response and Owner Advisory

FCA Canada is proactive in addressing this issue by contacting affected owners directly. Vehicle owners are urged to take immediate action by ensuring their vehicles are taken to an authorized dealership where the parking brake adjustment can be correctly performed. This service will be provided at no cost to the vehicle owner.

Vehicles affected by this recall:

  • 2023 Chrysler 300
  • 2023 Dodge Challenger
  • 2023 Dodge Charger

Owners may contact Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at 1-800-465-2001 or visit the official website to check if their vehicle is impacted by this recall. For further details, owners are also encouraged to consult the Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database using the identification number RA-75102 or Transport Canada ID 2024097.

This recall is categorized under the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) Number 135, concerning Light Vehicle Brake Systems, ensuring that all vehicles comply with the necessary safety requirements to protect the general public.

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