FCA Has Recalled The Challenger SRT Demon
Fiat Chrysler recently notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of a safety recall. Having 840 horsepower available on the road is a lot of power. And now all that power could get stuck on cruise control. Vehicles FCA says could possibly be affected are:
Also under the recall umbrella are:
MOPAR/POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE/9999
So far there are a potential 1,930 vehicles affected. Chrysler is reporting that certain Mopar Stage 1 Kit Performance Packages Powertrain Control Modules (PCM) Part Numbers P5160023, P5160025, and Demon Crate PCM Part Number 68412287AA are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle’s wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners that are affected and dealers will either perform a software update or replace the PCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U82, and U83. Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.