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I just checked on dodge site to see if I had any recalls, and the only one showing is "HOT START ENGINE CRANKING". It says it was issued Wednesday (11/11/09)
 

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Is this the grounding issue on some Challengers? I think I will run my VIN for fun and see if anything comes up. Any issues with starting Chris?

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No issues so far, hope it stays that way! lol
Ours were built around the same time, so you might have the same one
 

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I checked on mine this evening, mine is one on the list. It's funny, I entered my VIN incorrectly, 9HXXXX70 was what I entered, it didn't come up. After I caught my mistake and entered it correctly, 9HXXXX90, it pulled me up then. Like you, so far so good.

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Mine is on the list as well, looks like another trip to the dealer when I can fit it in....

Went to the dealer today, it will be about two weeks before they get the new battery in, cable should be there in a day or two.....
 

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Well, it's official on mine, I got the recall notice in the mail. I'm going to call a few dealerships to see if they have the parts in stock, it's not like it will be convenient to get to a dealership without taking the day off.

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Update: Going in Friday morning at 0700 to have the recall taken care of. Acadiana Dodge in Lafayette. The Service Advisor said there should be no need to reflash for just a battery & cable R&R. While I'm there I get to see the Stone White 6-speed they have there heh heh.

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I'll be going to the dealership in bunkie to have them check out the bubbling problem on the front facial. I'll ask about the recall while there
 

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Now that you mention it, I do have one small bubble on mine, but if it doesn't get any worse, I'll ignore it. Let me know how they treat you. We can post our dealer experiences.

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They were great! Looked at the front end and ordered the parts. I'm also getting some touch up paint and they will be getting the stuff in for the hot start recall also.

Oh and one of the guys that came out to look at it said "I love the looks of the Challengers! Hell of a lot better than those ugly Camaros, they look like Toyotas or Nissans" haha And the Bunkie dealership is GM&Chrysler! So he wasn't being biased.
 
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Received my recall notice the other day "notification code J21" to replace battery ground cable and upgrade battery. Problem, slow engine cranking during hot engine starting. I did notice slow cranking a few times but ignored it, but since I got the recall "ok" fix it. I was the first one there on the recall, but they had no parts to fix so now I wait for a phone call to get problem taken care of, parts are on order. I don't hear from them in a week I'll call even tho I'll be putting my car up for the winter in Dec.
 

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Customer Satisfaction Notification J21 actually superceeds RRT-09-019, which
deals with the Hot Start/No Start issue but incorporates and additional
TRANSMISSION ground cable as well as the NEG battery ground cable
replacement and a higher CCA (730) battery.

There are some things to note about this and some dealers.

If they do not replace the correct battery type (same CCA) with the
vented one, you will have a dangerous situation. So, when done you
need to check/verify that the VENT TUBE is in fact attached to the
battery and the battery has the vent tube on it. Some dealers in their
haste to do this upgrade have replaced the battery with the wrong type.
Some owners have found their vent tube hanging loose in the trunk and
no where to attach it after battery replacement?

An improperly vented battery will create an explosion hazard.

Also, if in their haste to do this (battery change) they excessively ARC the
NEG battery terminal, they could damage your MYGIG and/or RADIO
so pull the fuse prior to having them work on the vehicle. ( Note:TSB-08-003-09).
There is NO STEP to do this in the CNS J21 maintenance procedure!??
Great cross-referencing Chrylser.

Also, if in their haste to do this upgrade, they remove the NEG post off
of the battery before 30 seconds have passed after IGN=OFF mode, you
just might get a bunch of EVAP DTC codes set when you crank the car
back up and they won't want to reset. This might confuse the tech's and
they might want to REPLACE YOUR PCM?!? Just have them wait about a
minute after turning the vehicle OFF to pulling the NEG post off the battery.

So In short, pull your Radio fuse and check on the vent tube attachment.

Note:
For those who might not be aware of which fuse, where this is;

Fuse 36, 20A YELLOW.
Rear Electrical Distribution Center (Trunk), R/T and SRT8

Picture at link below:
http://www.sequentialtaillights.com/09_Challenger/FUSE_CHART_RT-SRT8.html

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Thanks for the heads-up on both points. My car won't be out of eyesight and I'll be sure to inspect before I leave.

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I just got back from having the recall work finished up, new battery, neg ground, and tranny ground cable. No issues with anything, Green Dodge did a good job........
 
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Hot start recall. Had mine taken care of today, cable and a new battery, took the dealer a little over an hour, every thing is fine just need to reset the radio, and back into storage today for the winter:)
 
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