Owners of certain 2011-2012 Dodge Charger cars will be contacted by Chrysler to return their vehicles to a manufacturer approved repair facility for a problem that could result in unexpected loss of headlights. The vehicles affected by this problem were manufactured between May 20, 2012 through November 8, 2011, and are equipped with halogen headlamps.
According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the bulbs in these headlamp assemblies may operate at temperatures that exceed the internal jumper harness connector material temperature specifications. The harness could overheat and melt, resulting in loss of headlights and reduced visibility.
Chrysler will be asking owners to take their vehicle to their nearest dealer to replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs, or the headlamp assemblies as necessary. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. (Chrysler’s recall number is P08 and the NHTSA campaign number is 14V-101.) Approximately 43, 452 vehicles could be affected by this recall.