Dodge Charger, Challenger Get New Security System Restricting Power to 2.8 HP
- on April 13, 2021
- Categories: News
To make the Challenger and Charger sedans safer, Dodge has added a second layer of security preventing any efforts to steal these muscle cars. The system needs the owner to enter a four-digit code into the infotainment screen. Once entered, the car will run only at idle speed and can’t use more than 2.8 horsepower.
This security mode is accessible for all owners of Charger and Challenger from 2015 or later model years featuring either a 5.7-liter 392 Hemi V-8 or the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Presently, these mills are available for the Scat Pack and Hellcat models of every sedan and generate 485 horsepower and 717 horsepower, respectively.
Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge, stated "More than 150 cars are stolen every day in the United States." "Though statistically rare, car thieves have targeted the high-horsepower Dodge muscle cars."
To get this update, the owners have to visit their respective dealerships and take an appointment. The company plans to roll out this security feature in the second quarter of 2021.