The current-generation Chrysler 300 SRT sedan has been recalled due to an apparent problem with the car’s daytime running lights.
A recall notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website recalls.gov.au states that owners of the 2015 and 2016 model versions of the Chrysler 300 SRT with its 6.4-litre Hemi V8 engine are being asked to return them to dealerships.
The defect, according to the notice, is that the daytime runnings lamps (DRLs) “may turn off when the turn signals are activated, resulting in non-compliance to certain homologation requirements”.
While many cars with DRLs have a dimming function that will not extinguish the lighting when the indicators are on. Although there are still millions of cars on the roads that don’t have DRLs fitted, the 300’s DRLs “do not function as intended”, and as such, they are said to “make the vehicle less conspicuous in traffic and may increase the potential for a motor vehicle accident”.
Update: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has confirmed that 68 examples of the model are affected by the recall, and that the vehicles will be “repaired by reprogramming the control module”. That fix, a software re-flash, is said to take “less than one hour”.
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