Dodge Recalling Challengers, Chargers After Putting Wrong Wheels On
After it was realized that 173 Challengers and Chargers were sold with the wrong front wheels and tires, Dodge is issuing a recall. The NHTSA reports that the issue is that the insides of the tires currently on the vehicles are at risk of rubbing up against the suspension steering knuckle.
The recall affects 62 Challengers and 111 Chargers, all 2019 model years built at the Brampton, Ontario plant between May 28 and Sept. 25.
The real issue, aside from the actual wheel mixup is the problem created when the incorrect wheel is paired with a certain brake package. A sudden loss of tire air pressure can cause a vehicle crash without prior
“This wheel and brake package combination should not have been an available option,” according to the NHTSA notes.
The fix will include Dodge’s “Mid Gloss Black Wheel” (part number 5LD37RXFAA) being replaced (free of charge) with a semi-gloss black twelve-spoke rim (part number 5RN84MALAC). AND they will replace all four wheels so they match, if you were wondering. Front tires and alignment will be inspected and replaced or adjusted, if needed.
Affected owners can will be receiving a notice by mid-December.