Recall 18V098000

Brake Switch Malfunction Keeps Lights Illuminated And Allows Shifting Out Of Park Gear

Recall Details

The brake light switch may stay engaged and keep the brake lights illuminated, as well as defeat the shift interlock feature, allowing the shift lever to be moved from the park position without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brake light switch may malfunction, remaining in the "on" position, resulting in the brake lights staying illuminated, and also the shift lever being able to be moved from the park position without depressing the brake. This could result in the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly and result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Jeep or Dodge vehicle must be performed by a Jeep or Dodge dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jeep or Dodge dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete 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 U09.

Electrical & Lights, February 08, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 08, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017 Dodge Caravan and Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The brake switches on these vehicles may malfunction, keeping the brake lights illuminated and/or allowing the vehicle to be shifted out of the PARK position without the brake pedal being pushed.
Having the brake lamps continuously illuminated or being able to shift the vehicle out of PARK when the brake pedal is not pressed (and the ignition is in the RUN mode) can increase the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake switches, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U09.
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
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