There’s a brand-new security feature being introduced into the Dodge Charge & Dodge Challenger that we’re pretty excited about, and you should be too. You should be especially excited if you’re already the proud owner of a Charger or Challenger from model years 2015 or newer, as you’ll be able to receive a retroactive upgrade free of charge. Read on to find out what exactly this new feature – Security Mode – is all about!
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“Today, Dodge is launching a new owner-customized ‘double verification’ security system. When flashed into the computer of affected 2015 or newer Dodge muscle cars, the protective software will limit the engine output to less than 3 horsepower, foiling fast getaways and joyrides.”
– Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer, Stellantis
On which vehicles is Security Mode available?
The new Security Mode feature is offered on high-performance versions of the Dodge Charger and Challenger. This includes all models that are equipped with either the 6.4L HEMI® V8 or the 6.2L supercharged HEMI® V8. Owners of one of these vehicles from any of the model years between 2015 and 2021 will receive a no-charge retroactive update should they wish it.
What does the software do?
The new software upgrade was designed with theft prevention in mind. It makes the vehicle require an owner’s four-digit security code in order to deter thieves from stealing the vehicle. If this code isn’t entered, then the vehicle’s engine speed is limited to idle. This means either vehicle will only be able to produce around 2.8 horsepower and 22 pound-feet of torque, which means two things. First of all, it means thieves will have a difficult time getting away with their crime. And second, this prevents high-speed chases from these criminals attempting to evade the police after stealing the vehicle.
Hopefully, you never have to worry about thwarting anyone from stealing your 2015-2012 Dodge Charger or Challenger, but having this feature installed should give you that extra sense of confidence that it’ll never happen to you. Give us a call to arrange your upgrade!