Chrysler recalls 303 vehicles for TPMS problems
WASHINGTON (Jan. 17, 2012)—Chrysler Group L.L.C. voluntarily is recalling 303 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8s and Chrysler 300 SRT8s because of a possible problem with tire pressuring monitoring systems.
The TPMS on the vehicles may have their underinflation warning signals set at inflation levels that are lower than the manufacturer intends, Chrysler said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The cars were built between May 2 and Nov. 17, 2011.
Chrysler said it decided to investigate the TPMS after receiving a warranty claim. In reviewing the vehicles, the company found that the TPMS warning signal would trigger only if tire pressure fell below 22 psi.
Because the recommended tire pressure for those vehicles is 32 psi, the trigger should be 24 psi, which is 25 percent below the recommended pressure, Chrysler said.
Chrysler will correct the TPMS triggers in the vehicles' Central Body Controllers free of charge. For motorists who already made the repairs, Chrysler will reimburse them upon receiving proof of payment.
The company will begin notifying owners in February, Chrysler said.