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Recall 16V240000

Vehicle Does Not Notify When Not In Park With The Door Open

Recall Details

The vehicle may not notify the occupants that the vehicle is not shifted to the park position when a door is opened, resulting in an occupant not knowing that the vehicle is not secured in park, the vehicle possibly rolling away and risking injury. Dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle roll-away free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

When the vehicle transmission is not in the park position and the vehicle door is open, there may not be adequate warning from the vehicle, resulting in an occupant feeling safe to exit the vehicle while not shifted into the park position. This could result in the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly, increasing risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler must be performed by a Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler dealership. Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler 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. The Chrysler recall number is S27.

Drive Train, April 25, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 25, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
811,586
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V240000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured February 15, 2011, to November 27, 2014, and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured July 16, 2012, to December 22, 2015. The affected vehicles, equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a monostable gear selector, may not adequately warn the driver when driver's door is opened and the vehicle is not in PARK, allowing them to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is still in gear.
Consequence
Drivers thinking that their vehicle's transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged.
Remedy
FCA will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle rollaway, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S27.
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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