May 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM ET
Chrysler Group is recalling some 127,350 current model Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to potential problems in electrical stability control and anti-lock braking systems, the company and U.S. safety regulators said.
Chrysler, majority owned by Fiat SpA , said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires due to the issue.
The recall affects cars from the 2011-2012 model years and produced through December 20, 2011, according to a company filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A fuse in the power distribution center in the vehicles may overheat and cause loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash, the filing said.
Chrysler will fix the issue without charge. Recall notices will go out this month.
The problem first surfaced in testing of a vehicle used as a police car in Michigan, and Chrysler then checked for the same issue with consumer-driven cars, the filing said.
The recall affects an estimated 119,072 cars in the United States and 8,274 in Canada.
Reuters contributed to this report.