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Recall 14V161000

Transmission Park Position Does Not Secure Vehicle

Recall Details

The transmission case may have been manufactured improperly, resulting in the transmission not being secure in the park position when selected. The vehicle may roll away. Dealers will inspect and replace the transmission assembly as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The transmission may not be secure when shifting the lever to park. This could cause the vehicle to roll away, resulting in injuries.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ram truck must be performed by a Ram dealership. Chrysler notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ram dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, April 01, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 01, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
125
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V161000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles manufactured January 24, 2014, through February 5, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the transmission case may have been improperly machined which can result in the park pawl not properly engaging when the transmission is in the 'Park' position.
Consequence
If the park pawl does not properly engage, the vehicle may rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmission, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2014. Owners may contract Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P13.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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