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Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain 2015 Dodge Dart Aero vehicles manufactured between Aug. 24, 2014, and Oct. 28, 2014. The affected vehicles' Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning light may not illuminate when low tire pressure is detected.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 1,056 vehicles are affected by the recall. The failure of the warning light to work properly puts the vehicle in non-compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. An improperly inflated tire may experience complete loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler discovered the problem on a test vehicle and a technical discussion was initiated on Oct. 24, 2014. The Belvidere Assembly Plant yard was put on hold Oct. 25, 2014, to remedy vehicles. On Oct. 28, 2014, Chrysler opened an investigation as a result of the light not coming on with low tire pressure and discovered it was caused by a software change.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the vehicles from a lowline TPMS to a highline TPMS free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 13, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P76.

Owners may contact the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153,) or go to www.safecar.gov.

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