Citing 3 injuries, FCA to supply wheel chocks for Dodge Chargers
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a unique recall campaign for the Dodge Charger, following several injuries while attempting to use the vehicle jack.
The company will supply free wheel chocks for approximately 442,000 vehicles sold in the US market. The program is focused on the 2011-2016 model years.
“The chocks are for use, as instructed in the vehicle’s owner’s manual, when employing a tire jack to change wheels,” FCA said in a statement. “Failure to follow the manual’s instructions with an affected vehicle may cause the vehicle to come off the tire jack. FCA US is aware of three related injuries – all minor.”
The equivalent Canadian recall announcement appears to provide a bit more context, warning that the body side-sill assembly may deform during jack use if the wheel chocks are not put in place, according to an Auto123 report. The new wheel chocks will be installed with the spare tire, preventing the spare from being removed without first pulling the chock.
“When positioned diagonally opposite to the wheel being changed, the chocks will help stabilize the vehicle,” the US statement adds.