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Hitting the minor notes: Charger chock recall

by David Zatz on

Half a million 2011-16 Dodge Chargers are in the wild, and there have been three cases where customers changing a tire failed to follow the instructions, which tell them to chock the opposite-side tire.

As Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette pointed out, in a sharply worded story, Dodge responded by recalling the car to give all  customers free wheel chocks. These are simple wedges which can, as Mr. Vellequette wrote, be replaced by bricks, hunks of wood, rocks, or other properly shaped, large-enough items at hand — as they have been since pressurized tires were first used.


David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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