Recall: Chrysler and Dodge Vehicles Due to Faulty Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Posted on January 18, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 303 units of 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 model vehicles due to a faulty tire pressure monitoring system that can potentially lead to collision as a result of potentially under inflated tires.

The recalled vehicles reportedly violate Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 138 due to the faulty tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The TPMS fails to warn the driver when tire pressure falls below twenty-five percent, activating at 22 PSI instead of the mandatory 24 PSI. This can result in under inflated tires that can overheat and potentially become overloaded, increasing the risks of a crash.

Dealers will conduct a free reprograming of the recalled vehicles TPMS. Consumers with the recalled vehicle models should contact the company at 1-800-853-1403 for additional information.

As a Fresno personal injury lawyer, I appreciate all efforts made to ensure higher safety standards to protect motorists and pedestrians. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney Fresno to learn about the legal options available to you.

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