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Chrysler Recalls Dodge Challengers For Fire Risk

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(Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Chrysler is telling owners of about 2,500 Dodge Challenger muscle cars with V-6 engines not to drive them because a short in a wiring circuit can set them on fire.

The company also says owners should not park the cars in a garage or near a structure until the problem can be fixed.

The cars are from the 2013 model year and have V-6 engines. They were made during an eight-week period that ended Jan. 24.

Chrysler says seven fires have been reported that damaged cars, but no one was hurt.

The company is notifying owners by telephone and mail and will provide loaner cars until repairs are made.

The recall affects another 1,900 cars on dealer lots that haven’t been sold.

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