When vehicle models have been around a while, the trend is to see fewer recalls for them, mainly because most of the issues that might affect them have generally been ironed out.
There are exceptions, however. Case in point, the recall just announced by Stellantis addressing a tire pressure issue and impacting the newest (2021-2022) editions of three of the auto giant’s older models: the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger.
The campaign results from a defect in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor. The TPMS can incorrectly indicate a low pressure condition. A total of 52,340 models were delivered with sensors the batteries of which could fail prematurely, triggering a TPMS warning light when there is no real safety risk.
This is not a problem for the driver when it happens, but in the long run it can lead to drivers ignoring real problems.