Chrysler recalls about 15,000 Dodge Darts to fix engine stalling problem

DETROIT – Chrysler says it’s recalling about 15,000 Dodge Dart compact cars worldwide, including almost 2,000 in Canada, because they could stall in cold temperatures.

The recall affects 2013 model year cars with 1.4-litre four-cylinder engines and dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

Chrysler says the problem was found in internal testing. The company says a Dart that had been parked for eight hours in a room at 20 degrees stalled moments after it was started. Further investigation showed similar complaints had been made to dealers.

Dealers will recalibrate the computer that controls the engine and transmission at no cost to customers.

Chrysler says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

Of the total number of cars involved in the recall, about 12,900 are in the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; 1,900 are in Canada, five are in Mexico and 16 are outside the NAFTA region, Chrysler said on its website.

— With files from The Canadian Press