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Recall 15V291000

Automatic Transmission May Shift To Neutral

Recall Details

The automatic transmission may unexpectedly shift into neutral while driving. Dealers will reprogram the EVCU free of charge to resolve the concern. 

Our Quick Take

The automatic transmission in the vehicle may unexpectedly shift into neutral. The loss of being in gear may result in loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Fiat will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Fiat recall number is R20.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, May 18, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 18, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,851
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V291000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Fiat 500 battery electric vehicles manufactured March 8, 2013, to March 7, 2015. The Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) of the affected vehicles may set a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that may cause the transmission to unexpectedly shift to neutral.
Consequence
If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, the loss of drive could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EVCU, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 5, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R20.
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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