FILE – In this Mar 14, 2014 record photo, a 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicle rolls down a public line during a Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP)
DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler pronounced Friday it’s recalling some-more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide since drivers can’t tell if they’ve put a vehicles in park.
The difficulty can boost a risk of a rollaway accident.
The remember covers a 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans and a 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.
FCA is recalling 811,586 vehicles in a U.S.; 52,144 vehicles in Canada; 16,805 in Mexico; and 248,667 outward North America.
The vehicles have an electronic change pull that moves brazen or back to let a motorist name a rigging instead of relocating along a track. A light shows that rigging is selected, though to get from “drive” to “park,” drivers contingency pull a pull brazen 3 times.
The vehicles sound a carillon and emanate a dashboard warning if a driver’s doorway is non-stop while they aren’t in “park.” But a push-button ignition doesn’t close off a engine, augmenting a risk of a vehicles rolling divided after drivers have exited.
FCA pronounced it’s wakeful of 41 injuries potentially associated to a problem.
The U.S. supervision non-stop an review into a vehicles in Feb after removing reports that they were rolling divided when they were ostensible to be parked.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that a change pull “is not discerning and provides bad pleasing feedback to a driver,” according to papers posted on a agency’s website. The group had during slightest 121 reports of crashes associated to a issue.
Owners will be notified. Dealers will refurbish a shifters so a vehicles won’t pierce once a motorist has exited. They will also supplement extended warning signals. FCA says business should delicately follow a instructions for handling their shifters until their vehicles are repaired.
FCA altered a shifter pattern on a Charger and a 300 in a 2015 indication year. It altered a Grand Cherokee’s shifter in a 2016 indication year.