Auburn Hills, MI – July 30, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Dodge and Chrysler brands, has issued a recall of 52,340 vehicles over an issue with the built-in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), which may prevent the system from detecting low tire pressure. This could lead to tire failure, which increases the risk of a crash.
This Stellantis recall covers the following models:
- 2022 Chrysler 300
- 2022 Dodge Challenger
- 2022 Dodge Charger
A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) notifies drivers about the pressure in each of the vehicle’s tires. When the tire pressure drops below a certain level, the system alerts drivers through a warning light on the instrument panel. This allows the driver to take prompt action, such as inflating the tire to the correct pressure, reducing the risk of tire failure or traction issues.
In the affected vehicles, the battery used by the TPMS sensor may fail prematurely. This can prevent the system from displaying accurate information about the vehicle’s tire pressure.
The component involved in this recall is the tire air pressure sensor, with part number 68487472AA.
If the TPMS cannot sense tire pressure, the low pressure light will not illuminate if the tires become underinflated.
Conversely, the dead sensor battery may also cause a warning light to come on and stay on even if the tire pressure is acceptable. This could mask any new tire pressure issues that arise.
Apart from reducing the vehicle’s fuel efficiency and affecting traction, tires with inadequate air pressure can wear out faster and run the risk of being damaged in a tire blowout. When this happens, drivers may lose control of the vehicle, especially at high speeds, leading to an increased risk of an accident.
Other Chrysler and Dodge recalls
Last summer, Chrysler issued a recall for the 2020-2021 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger over faulty windshields. The front glass was not attached securely to the frame of the affected vehicles, causing them to potentially detach from the vehicle during a crash and increasing the risk of injury.
Older model-years of the recalled makes are subject to an ongoing Takata recall because of faulty airbags, as reported.
Dealers will inspect and replace the TPMS sensors on the affected vehicles at no cost to owners. Stellantis will reimburse customers who paid for a related repair before the recall order was issued.
Affected owners will be notified on or around September 2, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 52,000 vehicles are included in this Chrysler and Dodge tire sensor recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Chrysler and Dodge recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.