Chrysler Recalling Over 800,000 Vehicles for Gear Shift Problem
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 811,586 vehicles after it was found that a problem in the warning systems of the vehicles was causing individuals to exit without actually shifting into ‘park.’ While many vehicles on the market have gear selectors that change position based on the gear a car is in, the recalled vehicles have systems that remain in an upright position whether a vehicle is in park, drive, reverse, or neutral. This gear system has apparently caused many consumers to falsely believe that their vehicle was in park when it was not, potentially causing the vehicle to drift away. So far, 41 injuries have been reported in relation to this gear selector.
Although these vehicles currently have chimes and other systems to warn customers that their car is not in park, the company has stated that they will increase warning systems as their current measures may not be enough. The new enhanced warning systems will automatically keep vehicles from moving in some circumstances, even if the park option is not engaged. The recalled vehicles include 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Sedans and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees.
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