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Dodge Challenger owners warned of fires

DETROIT — Chrysler is telling the owners of about 2,500 Dodge Challenger muscle cars with V-6 engines not to drive them because a short in a wiring circuit could set them on fire.

Owners also are being told not to park the cars in a garage or near a structure until the problem can be fixed.

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

Chrysler would not identify exactly where the short occurs, but said it’s in a place that most owners would never see. Six fires were reported that damaged cars, but no one was hurt, the company said in a statement. A seventh incident is still being investigated.

The company is notifying owners by telephone and mail and will provide loaner cars until repairs are made, at no cost to the owners. Chrysler will transport the cars to dealerships to make the repairs, a spokesman said.

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