01B – Improperly Adjusted Parking Brake – 2023 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, & Dodge Challenger

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February 15, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V112000

Improperly Adjusted Parking Brake/FMVSS 135

A vehicle roll away increases the risk of a crash or injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V112

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,808

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2023 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger vehicles. The parking brake may be improperly adjusted, which can result in a vehicle roll away. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will properly adjust the parking brake, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 5, 2024. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is 01B.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – 01B

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2023 Model Year (LX) Chrysler 300, (LD) Dodge Charger and (LA) Dodge Challenger vehicles.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles may have been built with an improperly adjusted parking brake. Improperly adjusted parking brakes may lead to a vehicle roll-away increasing the likelihood of a vehicle crash without prior warning and/or injury to persons outside the vehicle, as well as property damage.

The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 571.135 S7.12.3 requires that “The parking brake system shall hold the vehicle stationary for five minutes in both a forward and reverse direction on the grade”. Vehicles with a suspect parking brake adjustment may not meet this test requirement.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to properly adjust the parking brake. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in the 1st Quarter of 2024.

 


Parking Brake Adjuster

Reference: 01B / NHTSA 24V-112

 

Remedy available for

2023 (LX) Chrysler 300

 

Remedy available for

2023 (LD) Dodge Charger
2023 (LA) Dodge Challenger

 

Revision Edition Detail
0 February 2024 Initial Version.

 

SYMPTOM DESCRIPTION

The parking brake on about 1,800 of the above vehicles may have been built out of adjustment.  Improperly adjusted parking brakes may lead to a vehicle roll-away increasing the likelihood of a vehicle crash without prior warning and/or injury to persons outside the vehicle, as well as property damage.

The condition above fails to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 571.135 S7.12.3 requires that “The parking brake system shall hold the vehicle stationary for five minutes in both a forward and reverse direction on the grade”. Vehicles with a suspect parking brake adjustment may not meet this test requirement.

 

SCOPE

This recall applies only to the above vehicles.

NOTE: Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Dealers should also consider this requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in for service.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

REPAIR TO BE PERFORMED

Perform the Parking Brake adjustment procedures below.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

No parts are required to perform this service procedure.

 

PARTS RETURN

No parts return required for this campaign.

 

SPECIAL TOOLS

No special tools required for this campaign.

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION / SERVICE SCHEDULING

All involved vehicle owners known to FCA are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail.  They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers.  A generic copy of the owner letter is attached.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

A. Parking Brake Adjustment

 

  1. Place parking brake pedal in “full released” position.

 

NOTE: The rear wheels must be free to turn.

 

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to 04 – Vehicle Quick Reference/Hoisting – Standard Procedure).

 

  1. Remove plug in parking brake shoe support to access adjuster star-wheel (1) (Figure 1).

 

NOTE: Through the access hole (2), rotate the adjuster star wheel (1) in the following direction to expand the shoes outward against the drum (Figure 1).

 

  • Left brake – Rotate star-wheel toward rear of vehicle.
  • Right brake – Rotate star-wheel toward front of vehicle.

 

  1. Using an appropriate tool, turn adjuster star wheel (1) until wheel will not rotate (dead lock) (Figure 1).

 

  1. Back off adjuster six detents (teeth).

 

  1. Rotate wheel, checking for light drag. If drag is too heavy, continue to back off adjuster one detent at a time until light drag is present. Do not back off star-wheel more than 17 detents from wheel lock.

 

  1. Install access plug.

 

  1. Adjust opposite wheel parking brake shoes using same method.

 

  1. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

 

  1. Apply and release parking brake lever once to ensure proper operation of parking brakes.

 

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Chronology :

  • On September 12, 2023, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization was notified of a potential issue related to parking brakes that did not engage properly on some 2023 MY Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles.
  • From September 13, 2023, through November 1, 2023, FCA US TSRC met with FCA US engineering to review the issue, understand part design, manufacturing process, and the suspect population.
  • On January 17, 2024, the FCA US TSRC recognized a vehicle manufacturing issue existed on certain vehicles related to a condition that can lead to the park brake not functioning properly, which may result in a noncompliance with FMVSS No. 135.
  • On February 08, 2024, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
CHRYSLER 300 2023
DODGE CHALLENGER 2023
DODGE CHARGER 2023

 


4 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V112-5605.PDF 216.375KB

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-24V112-7065.pdf 51.591KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V112-3401.pdf 645.326KB

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-24V112-7874.pdf 246.05KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24V112&docType=RCL

 


 

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