DETROIT (March 18, 2013)--Chrysler is telling owners of about 2,500 Dodge Challenger muscle cars not to drive them because they can catch fire and the company says owners of those cars should not park the vehicles in a garage or near a structure until the problem can be fixed.
Chrysler says a short circuit could cause a wiring harness to overheat and catch fire.
The company said seven incidents were reported, but no one was hurt.
The cars from the 2013 model year have V-6 engines and were manufactured during an eight-week period that ended Jan. 24.
Chrysler is notifying owners by telephone and mail and will provide loaner cars until repairs are made.
Customers should contact dealers with any questions.
The recall affects another 1,900 cars on dealer lots that haven't been sold.
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