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Chrysler has announced a voluntary safety recall of 303 Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Dodge Charger SRT8 models built for the 2012 model year, with assembly dates between May 2, 2011 and November 17, 2011.
On vehicles equipped with 245/45Z-R30 performance all-season-radial tires, the correct default low tire pressure was not programmed into the vehicle’s Central Body Controller (CBC). As a result, the low tire pressure warning light won’t trigger until the tire pressure hits 22 psi, which is below the mandated 25 percent of inflation value threshold.
While no accidents or injuries have been reported relating to this condition, underinflated tires can result in tire overheating and potential tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Underinflated tires will also decrease fuel economy and impede handling.
Chrysler or Dodge dealers will reprogram the CBC to reflect the correct threshold warning inflation value of 24 psi when the recall begins next month. Owners with questions or concerns can reach Chrysler’s customer service hotline at (800) 853-1403, or they may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.